Salary for Anthropologists

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.

An Anthropologist will normally get average salaries of somewhere between 40000 - 60000 depending on seniority levels. Anthropologists usually receive a salary of Fifty Three Thousand Two Hundred dollars yearly.

Anthropologists are paid the highest in the District of Columbia, where they can get a compensation of approximating $92570. Employees with these jobs have the highest pay levels in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn average job salaries of $68320.

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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 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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