the choices made by Anthropology
from a university after they had obtained their undergraduate degree
the table compares the average earnings of anthropologists working in
sectors five years after graduating.
it is clear that
the majority of students entered some form of employment after graduating.
, a higher percentage of
working for the government or as freelancers had higher salaries than those in the private sector.
In terms of the destinations upon graduation, just over half of the
were engaged in full-time work. In fact, when combined with the 15% who had part-time work and the 5% who had part-time work and full-time postgraduate study,
meant that the vast majority of the
) worked after graduating. The least prevalent
paths (full-time postgraduate study, unemployed, and unknown) ranged from 8 to 12%.
Regarding wages, very few anthropology
were in the lowest pay bracket ($25,00 to $49,999) after five years, with just 5% of freelancers and government sector employees receiving
wage and 10% of those working in private companies. Employment in the next bracket ($50,000 to £74,999) was roughly
times higher in each category, meaning that just over a third of people in private companies earned
figure remained roughly the same for the next two two pay bands.
40% of freelancers earned either $75,999 to $79,999 or $100,000+, a third of
sector earned the former and half earned the latter, making it the most lucrative of the