What is an Anthropologist or Archeologist?
Position Description Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.
Other Anthropologist or Archeologist Job Titles
- Political Anthropologist
- Research Anthropologist
- Research Archaeologist
- Physical Anthropologist
Is There Job Demand for Anthropologists and Archeologists?
There were about 7,600 jobs for Anthropologist or Archeologist in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 3.9% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 300 new jobs for Anthropologist or Archeologist by 2026. There will be an estimated 700 positions for Anthropologist or Archeologist per year.
The states with the most job growth for Anthropologist or Archeologist are Washington, Nebraska, and Utah. Watch out if you plan on working in Pennsylvania, Wyoming, or West Virginia. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Salary for an Anthropologist or Archeologist
The salary for Anthropologists and Archeologists ranges between about $36,840 and $97,170 a year.
Anthropologists and Archeologists who work in Massachusetts, Hawaii, or Idaho, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Anthropologists and Archeologists in different U.S. states.
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Anthropologists and Archeologists Sector
The table below shows the approximate number of Anthropologists and Archeologists employed by various industries.
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