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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
$34,970
25th Percentile Wage
$45,270
50th Percentile Wage
$59,430
75th Percentile Wage
$79,870
90th Percentile Wage
$101,130

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 $101,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid anthropologists and archeologists is $34,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of anthropologists and archeologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,4304.48%12.17%
201556,7703.38%-
201454,8501.90%-
201353,8102.99%-
201252,200--

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

The average salaries of anthropologists and archeologists in seven 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 $62,170. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (annual salary $54,850). 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
$62,170
Engineering Services
$61,780
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$61,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,430
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$57,640
Scientific Research and Development Services
$57,520
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$54,850

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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