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Anthropologists and Archeologists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of anthropologists and archeologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare anthropologists and archeologists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Anthropologists and Archeologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,930
25th Percentile Wage
$44,180
50th Percentile Wage
$58,060
75th Percentile Wage
$77,250
90th Percentile Wage
$100,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for anthropologists and archeologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) anthropologists and archeologists is $100,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid anthropologists and archeologists is $33,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of anthropologists and archeologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,060
-2.36% 10.09%
2016
$59,430
4.48% -
2015
$56,770
3.38% -
2014
$54,850
1.90% -
2013
$53,810
2.99% -
2012
$52,200
- -

Compare Anthropologists and Archeologists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of anthropologists and archeologists in eight industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for anthropologists and archeologists occupations is the architectural, engineering, and related services industry with an annual salary $61,890. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $55,600). For detailed anthropologists and archeologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$61,890
Engineering Services
$61,570
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$59,730
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,060
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$57,580
Scientific Research and Development Services
$55,690
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$55,600

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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