Forensic Anthropologist

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What is forensic Anthropology?

Forensic anthropology is the examination of human skeletal remains for law enforcement agencies to determine the identity of unidentified bones. Forensic anthropology is the application of biological anthropology to human remains in a legal setting.

What is a Forensic Anthropologist's Salary?

For those who were working in anthropology in 2010, the median wage was $54,230 according to BLS data. Specialists who were in the lowest 10 percent earned as little as $31,310 annually, while those in the top 10 percent earned as much as $89,440 per year.

How many years does it take to become a forensic anthropologist?

The typical time frame for the BA/BS degree is four years. Master's degrees average about two to three years, and the Ph.D. varies tremendously--some finish in three to four years, others take five or more years.

How many forensic anthropologists are there in the world?

There are some people who identify themselves as forensic anthropologists, and in the United States and Canada, there are fewer than 100 anthropologists certified as diplomats of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (DABFA). Most diplomats work in the academic field and consult on casework as it arises.