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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 $30.38. Hourly wages typically start from $17.75 and go up to $47.88.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Anthropologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Anthropologists earn a median salary of $63,190 per year. Salaries typically start from $36,910 and go up to $99,590.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

49%
Full-Time
51%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
103
RATINGS
Anthropologists average a score of 2.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Anthropologists in the 14th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Anthropologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Anthropologist Earnings

The highest earning Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$47.88
an hour
$99,590
per year
Senior Anthropologist Earnings

Senior Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$39.15
an hour
$81,430
per year
Experienced Anthropologist Earnings

Experienced Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$30.38
an hour
$63,190
per year
Junior Anthropologist Earnings

Junior Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$23.19
an hour
$48,240
per year
Starting Anthropologist Earnings

Starting Anthropologists in the United States earn:

$17.75
an hour
$36,910
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Anthropologist salary comparison

Anthropologists earn less than 66% percent of Science careers. Anthropologist salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

Political Scientist Salary $114k
Nanotechnology Engineer Salary $97k
Biochemist Salary $84k
Geographer Salary $76k
Psychologist Salary $70k
Anthropologist Salary $63k
Cartographer Salary $62k
Forensic Science Technician Salary $56k
Food Safety And Quality Technician Salary $44k
Forest and Conservation Worker Salary $27k
Source:

Historical salary for Anthropologists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Anthropologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Anthropologist Salary in Washington $32.79 $68,210 # 1
Anthropologist Salary in Texas $31.69 $65,920 # 2
Anthropologist Salary in Virginia $31.26 $65,030 # 3
Anthropologist Salary in Wyoming $32.29 $67,160 # 4
Anthropologist Salary in Wisconsin $33.05 $68,740 # 5
Anthropologist Salary in Utah $28.74 $59,770 # 6
Anthropologist Salary in Tennessee $24.88 $51,750 # 7
Anthropologist Salary in South Dakota $23.18 $48,220 # 8
Anthropologist Salary in West Virginia $17.85 $37,130 # 9
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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