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After graduation, anthropology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $70,845, while the bottom 20% make closer to $28,594. The median grad salary is $45,008.
Anthropology graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology is $31,212, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $38,545.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for anthropology graduates
As per most recent US census
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