Paleontologist Salary


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National Paleontologist Salary Information

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The average yearly salary for Paleontologist is $83,300. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Paleontologist, you could expect a starting pay rate of $68,600 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $98,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Paleontologist Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Paleontologist Salary

$66,640 - $99,960

Starting Yearly Paleontologist Salary

$54,880 - $82,320

Top Yearly Paleontologist Salary

$78,400 - $117,600

Monthly Paleontologist Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Paleontologist Salary

$5,553 - $8,330

Starting Monthly Paleontologist Salary

$4,573 - $6,860

Top Monthly Paleontologist Salary

$6,533 - $9,800

Hourly Paleontologist Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Paleontologist Salary

$30 - $45

Starting Hourly Paleontologist Salary

$25 - $37

Top Hourly Paleontologist Salary

$35 - $53


Paleontologist Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Paleontologist age in the United States is 45 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 69% of Paleontologist are male in the United States, and 31% of the Paleontologist are female in the United States.

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