Salary for Anthropologists and Archeologists

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Also known as:  Anthropologist, Applied Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Ethnoarchaeologist, Medical Anthropologist, Physical Anthropologist, Political Anthropologist, Research Anthropologist, Research Archaeologist

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Anthropologists andd archeologists study the origins, development, and behavior of human beings, their interaction with the environment and other humans, and the development of language and culture. They may excavate and examine physical evidence and remains, review historical documents, or conduct observations of individuals in their everyday lives. They use this information to interpret and understand the significance of objects, natural phenomena, religion, and other concepts to humans in the past and present. Their findings are generally published in peer-reviewed publications. Graduate degrees are generally required for these occupations.

A Anthropologist or Archeologist will normally receive a salary between $40,800 - $102,770 based on experience and education levels. will normally receive a salary of sixty-nine thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars on an annual basis.

are paid most highly in New York, which has an average salary rate of close to about $92,710. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Public Administration, where they earn pay of $77,700.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 42.08 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Anthropologists and Archeologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$77,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,800
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,040
Educational Services
$57,050

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$57,050
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,800
Public Administration
$77,700