Salary for Anthropologists and Archeologists

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 They may excavate and examine physical evidence and remains, review historical documents, or conduct observations of individuals in their everyday lives.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.

An Anthropologist or Archeologist usually gets an average pay level of somewhere between 40000 - 60000 depending on education and experience. Anthropologists and Archeologists usually receive a salary of Fifty Three Thousand Two Hundred dollars per year.

Anthropologists and Archeologists obtain the highest salaries in the District of Columbia, where they can receive pay of about $92570. These professionals can make the highest salaries in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive salary pay of $68320.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.74 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Anthropologists and Archeologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $68,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $51,480
Educational Services $49,320
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $49,090
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $49,090
Educational Services $49,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $51,480
Public Administration $68,320
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