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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 $97,960, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for anthropologists and archeologists. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $90,090). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$97,960
$70,940 50
2 Massachusetts
$90,090
$60,390 30
3 Maryland
$82,380
$31,140 120
4 Hawaii
$75,850
$44,570 160
5 Alaska
$75,390
$54,150 100
6 Washington
$73,860
$48,320 210
7 Idaho
$72,160
$49,760 60
8 Arizona
$70,960
$45,910 410
9 New York
$70,950
$50,400 40
10 Nebraska
$70,190
$43,400 40
11 Wisconsin
$68,740
$33,660 90
12 Wyoming
$68,230
$43,220 80
13 Texas
$66,270
$34,460 280
14 Georgia
$66,140
$43,380 90
15 Michigan
$64,710
$42,510 30
16 Montana
$64,230
$34,480 60
17 Nevada
$64,210
$46,270 110
18 Oregon
$63,970
$42,810 310
19 Colorado
$63,170
$39,490 210
20 Pennsylvania
$63,020
$42,500 50
21 New Jersey
$62,550
$35,980 120
22 Arkansas
$62,220
$33,000 30
23 California
$62,220
$36,700 1,290
24 Oklahoma
$62,210
$41,250 30
25 Utah
$62,210
$39,920 120
26 Virginia
$61,750
$34,720 140
27 North Dakota
$60,200
$40,670 60
28 Ohio
$59,170
$38,610 120
29 Louisiana
$58,700
$29,910 100
30 Mississippi
$58,550
$40,880 30
31 Iowa
$58,250
$44,580 30
32 New Mexico
$57,830
$35,330 400
33 Tennessee
$57,220
$32,570 80
34 Kentucky
$57,030
$40,000 90
35 Connecticut
$55,390
$42,140 50
36 Minnesota
$54,740
$26,590 40
37 Illinois
$52,290
$28,450 100
38 Rhode Island
$52,020
$33,660 70
39 South Carolina
$52,010
$30,860 50
40 Indiana
$51,520
$34,770 60
41 Alabama
$50,980
$38,090 70
42 Florida
$49,680
$30,780 230
43 South Dakota
$48,220
$35,630 50
44 North Carolina
$47,850
$36,630 100
45 West Virginia
$38,720
$32,670 50
46 Missouri
$36,700
$26,230 130

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.

See also: Highest paying industries for anthropologists and archeologists, Top Paying Jobs in America.