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Paleontologist Salary
in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

$90,499 (USD)

Average Salary

$44/hr

Average Hourly

$2,615

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Paleontologist is $90,499 a year and $44 an hour in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States. The average salary range for a Paleontologist is between $63,802 and $112,229. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Paleontologist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Studies fossilized remains of plants and animals found in geological formations to trace evolution and development of past life and identify geological formations according to nature and chronology: recovers and assembles fossilized specimens, notes their positions, and classifies them according to their botanical or zoological family and probable age.
  • Prepares treatises on findings for furtherance of scientific study, or as in aid to location of natural resources, such as petroleum-bearing formations.
  • May organize scientific expeditions and supervise removal of fossils from deposits and matrix rock formations.
  • May specialize in study of plant fossils and be designated paleobotanist.
  • May specialize in study of fossilized micro-organisms and be designated micropaleontologist.
Paleontologist Job Prevalence in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States

Job family: Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Job family population: 28,520

Estimated population of Paleontologist jobs: 2,418

Rate of error: 3.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$104,913
5 Year Change:
16 %

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