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How Much Does a Paleontologist Make Per Year? Average Paleontologist Salary?

A paleontologist’s salary depends on a number of factors such as education, experience and type of employer. Most paleontologists in the US work as college or university professors in the geology department. On average, a paleontologist earns $75,000 yearly. Of all the sectors, the petrol industry pays well for paleontologists. They are also employed in museums. Paleontology refers to the study of fossils and a paleontologist studies the pre-historic traces of fossils. They recover specimen of fossils and classify them according to the botanical family they belong to. Paleontologists are expected to possess the ability to adapt to different situations and working conditions.

by Margaret Walker on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 12:31

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