Anthropologist Salary

An Anthropologist earns an average salary of $49,750 per year.

$25,168 - $81,703
$25K
$49K
$82K
MEDIAN: $49,490
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Salary $25,168 - $81,703
Bonus $2,500
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$24,742 - $86,648
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 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

  • 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

Pay by Experience for an Anthropologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Anthropologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Anthropologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Anthropologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 5 salaries. An Anthropologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Anthropologist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Anthropologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲144%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Experienced
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 31%
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