Social scientists tend to make more when they work for the federal government than when they work for a state government agency. In general, the more experience and education anthropologists have, the more money they earn. Some areas of the country pay more than others, but this depends on the cost of living in that area.
Anthropologists who work full time usually receive benefits. Common benefits include vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and a retirement plan. Self-employed anthropologists must provide their own insurance.