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Forensic Anthropologist Salary

A Forensic Anthropologist earns an average salary of $60,000 per year.

$34,254 - $120,805
MEDIAN: $60,000

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$34,254 - $120,805  
$4.00 - $6,500  
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$31,027 - $109,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Forensic Anthropologist

A forensic anthropologist analyzes human remains in order to determine the characteristics of a person, which may lead to their identification. The remains being dealt with are often just skeletal. The job involves a high amount of scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills.


Forensic 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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Job Satisfaction

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


73 %
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%