Anthropologist Salary

An Anthropologist earns an average salary of $48,949 per year.

$29,590 - $81,703
$30K
$49K
$82K
MEDIAN: $48,949
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$29,748 - $87,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Anthropologist

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

Key Stats for Anthropologist

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Anthropologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲146%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Experienced
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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