Forensic Anthropologist Salary

A Forensic Anthropologist earns an average salary of $55,000 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$32,973 - $126,045

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$32,973 - $126,045  
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$23,033 - $129,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Experience Affects Forensic Anthropologist Salaries

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National Average


67 %
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Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%