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Highest Paying Industries for Anthropologists and Archeologists

The top 29 highest paying industries for anthropologists and archeologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $74,120, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for anthropologists and archeologists. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $74,120). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of anthropologists and archeologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 29 Highest Paying Industries for Anthropologists and Archeologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$74,120
1,330
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$74,120
1,330
3 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$68,270
1,940
4 Federal, State, and Local Government
$68,270
1,940
5 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$67,510
90
6 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$67,510
90
7 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$66,410
2,170
8 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,640
300
9 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$58,640
300
10 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$56,820
200
11 Scientific Research and Development Services
$55,190
2,240
12 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$55,180
550
13 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$55,070
2,040
14 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,850
4,570
15 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$54,780
1,720
16 Engineering Services
$54,300
530
17 Administrative and Support Services
$54,260
140
18 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$54,260
140
19 Temporary Help Services
$52,790
110
20 Employment Services
$52,160
140
21 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,110
300
22 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$50,800
40
23 State government, including schools and hospitals
$48,800
530
24 Educational Services - Privately owned
$46,520
60
25 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$45,770
270
26 Educational Services
$44,990
290
27 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,460
n/a
28 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$44,450
230
29 Educational Services - State government owned
$44,450
230
See also: Highest paying cities for anthropologists and archeologists.