Anthropologist Salary

An Anthropologist earns an average salary of $56,313 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$32,500 - $120,000
(Median)
$32K
$56K
$120K
MEDIAN: $56,313
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$0.00 - $29,799  
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$31,040 - $152,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Anthropologist

Anthropologists focus on answering complex questions regarding human origins by utilizing socio-cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic fields of study. To best understand their subjects, most anthropologists work closely with local cultures and the people they are researching, so both physical and mental adaptability to different and often-challenging life situations is very important in this position. From interviewing research subjects to in-field observations, anthropologists must be intrusive enough to extract necessary information while staying delicate and diplomatic enough to avoid disrupting the local aura.

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Anthropologist Tasks

  • Gather, analyze and report data addressing human physique, social customs, artifacts, sociolinguistics, personalities, or societies.
  • May apply anthropological data to solving current problems.
  • Comparatively study the origin, evolution, race, distribution, and the physical, cultural, and social development of human beings and cultures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Anthropologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Anthropologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 106%

Experienced
up arrow 48%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%
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