According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), anthropologists in the United States in 2020 earned a median annual salary topping $66,000, or around $32 an hour.
“Anthropologists and archeologists study the origin, development, and behavior of humans,” the BLS goes on to report. “They examine the cultures, languages, archeological remains, and physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world.”
BLS: “Anthropologists and archeologists typically work in research organizations, government, and consulting firms. Although most work in offices, some analyze samples in laboratories or do fieldwork. Fieldwork may require travel for extended periods.”