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Highest Paying States for Anthropologists and Archeologists

The highest paying states 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 of anthropologists and archeologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $92,150, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for anthropologists and archeologists. It is followed by Pennsylvania (average annual salary $87,650). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of anthropologists and archeologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Anthropologists and Archeologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$92,150
$46,780 70
2 Pennsylvania
$87,650
$45,560 80
3 Massachusetts
$86,980
$51,160 30
4 New York
$85,210
$52,970 80
5 Alaska
$77,300
$43,820 120
6 Maryland
$75,240
$30,570 180
7 Arizona
$69,090
$40,040 320
8 Wisconsin
$68,740
$33,660 90
9 Washington
$68,210
$47,750 220
10 Idaho
$68,140
$42,970 120
11 Wyoming
$67,160
$46,380 80
12 Oregon
$66,990
$42,380 430
13 Texas
$65,920
$34,400 310
14 Colorado
$65,170
$38,360 230
15 California
$65,050
$42,110 1,320
16 Virginia
$65,030
$34,970 150
17 Hawaii
$64,990
$23,810 160
18 Georgia
$64,680
$41,400 80
19 Montana
$61,730
$34,850 60
20 Arkansas
$61,720
$32,320 30
21 North Dakota
$61,530
$45,240 110
22 Florida
$60,560
$37,030 170
23 Utah
$59,770
$39,100 110
24 Nevada
$59,250
$42,660 160
25 Ohio
$59,180
$37,260 110
26 Illinois
$58,760
$34,610 70
27 Mississippi
$58,550
$40,880 30
28 New Mexico
$57,690
$35,840 320
29 New Jersey
$57,520
$34,120 120
30 Kentucky
$56,070
$39,950 80
31 Louisiana
$52,110
$27,530 110
32 Rhode Island
$52,020
$33,660 70
33 Tennessee
$51,750
$36,140 90
34 Alabama
$49,630
$34,590 80
35 North Carolina
$47,190
$35,880 80
36 Indiana
$41,900
$32,790 100
37 Missouri
$30,480
$26,010 130

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of anthropologists and archeologists in those states is not available at this time.

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