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Occupation Title: Anthropologists

Description: Research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3091.01

Sample Job Titles: Professor, Professor of Anthropology, Researcher, Scientist, American Indian Policy Specialist, Anthropologist, Anthropology Instructor, Applied Anthropologist, Behavioral Scientist, Medical Anthropology Director.

 Salary Chart Anthropologists

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 5,230
2009: 5,570
2010: 5,100
2011: 5,370
2012: 6,060

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 3,800
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 20-28%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).