Anthropologists and Archeologists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of anthropologists and archeologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare anthropologists and archeologists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Anthropologists and Archeologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,220
25th Percentile Wage
$60,190
50th Percentile Wage
$72,240
75th Percentile Wage
$86,370
90th Percentile Wage
$97,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for anthropologists and archeologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $97,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid anthropologists and archeologists is $49,220.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,240
1.70% 4.73%
2016
$71,010
3.20% -
2015
$68,740
0.68% -
2014
$68,270
-0.64% -
2013
$68,710
-0.16% -
2012
$68,820
- -

Compare Anthropologists and Archeologists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of anthropologists and archeologists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $76,960. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $52,580). For detailed anthropologists and archeologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$76,960
Federal government, including USPS
$76,960
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$72,240
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$69,500
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$61,410
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$61,410
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,080
State government, including schools and hospitals
$52,580

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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