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How much does an Anthropologist make in the United States?

Average Anthropologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Anthropologists earn a median hourly wage of $29.43. Hourly wages typically start from $17.04 and go up to $46.66.

Average Anthropologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Anthropologists earn a median salary of $61,220 per year. Salaries typically start from $35,440 and go up to $97,040.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Anthropologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Anthropologist Earnings

The highest earning Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$46.66
an hour
$97,040
per year
Senior Anthropologist Earnings

Senior Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$38.25
an hour
$79,550
per year
Experienced Anthropologist Earnings

Experienced Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$29.43
an hour
$61,220
per year
Junior Anthropologist Earnings

Junior Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$21.88
an hour
$45,520
per year
Starting Anthropologist Earnings

Starting Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$17.04
an hour
$35,440
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Anthropologist salary comparison

Anthropologists earn less than 75% percent of Science careers. Anthropologist salaries are in the top 63% of all careers in the United States.

Particle Physicist Salary $110k
Geologist Salary $91k
Statistician Salary $80k
Chemist Salary $73k
Food Science Technologist Salary $65k
Anthropologist Salary $61k
Soil and Plant Scientist Salary $60k
Curator Salary $51k
Forest and Conservation Worker Salary $27k

Historical salary for Anthropologists in the United States

Anthropologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Anthropologist Salary in District of Columbia $43.67 $90,830 # 1
Anthropologist Salary in New York $38.00 $79,050 # 2
Anthropologist Salary in Massachusetts $41.82 $86,980 # 3
Anthropologist Salary in Alaska $35.98 $74,830 # 4
Anthropologist Salary in Nebraska $34.91 $72,600 # 5
Anthropologist Salary in Pennsylvania $39.58 $82,320 # 6
Anthropologist Salary in Oregon $33.17 $68,990 # 7
Anthropologist Salary in Washington $32.08 $66,720 # 8
Anthropologist Salary in Idaho $32.85 $68,330 # 9
Anthropologist Salary in Virginia $31.99 $66,550 # 10
Anthropologist Salary in Arizona $31.73 $66,000 # 11
Anthropologist Salary in Wisconsin $32.81 $68,240 # 12
Anthropologist Salary in California $29.89 $62,180 # 13
Anthropologist Salary in Hawaii $29.67 $61,710 # 14
Anthropologist Salary in Utah $31.89 $66,320 # 15
Anthropologist Salary in Minnesota $30.97 $64,420 # 16
Anthropologist Salary in Wyoming $30.98 $64,440 # 17
Anthropologist Salary in Texas $28.47 $59,220 # 18
Anthropologist Salary in Georgia $28.22 $58,700 # 19
Anthropologist Salary in Kentucky $28.22 $58,690 # 20
Anthropologist Salary in Ohio $26.31 $54,730 # 21
Anthropologist Salary in Nevada $26.38 $54,870 # 22
Anthropologist Salary in Illinois $28.04 $58,320 # 23
Anthropologist Salary in Colorado $29.13 $60,600 # 24
Anthropologist Salary in Iowa $28.71 $59,710 # 25
Anthropologist Salary in New Jersey $27.12 $56,400 # 26
Anthropologist Salary in Florida $25.51 $53,060 # 27
Anthropologist Salary in Tennessee $25.60 $53,250 # 28
Anthropologist Salary in New Mexico $26.31 $54,730 # 29
Anthropologist Salary in Mississippi $28.15 $58,550 # 30
Anthropologist Salary in Connecticut $25.91 $53,890 # 31
Anthropologist Salary in Montana $28.15 $58,550 # 32
Anthropologist Salary in Louisiana $27.17 $56,510 # 33
Anthropologist Salary in North Carolina $24.23 $50,390 # 34
Anthropologist Salary in Missouri $20.74 $43,140 # 35
Anthropologist Salary in Indiana $21.35 $44,400 # 36
Anthropologist Salary in Alabama $21.15 $43,990 # 37
Anthropologist Salary in West Virginia $17.33 $36,050 # 38
Anthropologist Salary in North Dakota $16.95 $35,250 # 39
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become an Anthropologist

Interested in becoming an Anthropologist? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good anthropologist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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