Salary for Anthropologists

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This occupation has now been updated to 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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The focus of anthropologists' research is the study of humanity and its interactions with all that surrounds it, as well as the evolution of culture, society, language and physical differences. Anthropologists may study modern groups using observational method such as ethnography, or may review historical texts to study the change in population behavior, appearance, or culture over time. These professionals may also serve as postsecondary teachers, and assist undergraduate and graduate students in research projects. They may also serve as consultants to governments, organizations, and communities, and may work with police departments in forensic investigations. Master's or doctoral degrees are generally required in this occupation.

A Anthropologist usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $40,800 to $102,770 depending on education and experience. will normally receive average salaries of sixty-nine thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

obtain the highest pay in New York, where they can receive an average salary rate of near $92,710. People in this job function are paid most highly in Public Administration, where they receive average pay levels 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 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