Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists

Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,100 3.7 % $27.90 $58,040 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.05 $18.80 $26.07 $35.01 $43.00
Annual Wage (2) $31,310 $39,110 $54,230 $72,820 $89,440


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,780 0.29 $24.44 $50,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $34.59 $71,940
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 700 0.07 $24.18 $50,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 350 0.01 $23.68 $49,250
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 290 0.02 $28.95 $60,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,780 0.29 $24.44 $50,840
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.09 $23.60 $49,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 700 0.07 $24.18 $50,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $34.59 $71,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 290 0.02 $28.95 $60,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $34.59 $71,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 290 0.02 $28.95 $60,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 110 (7) $28.25 $58,770
State Government (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.95 $53,970
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,780 0.29 $24.44 $50,840


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 690 0.05 1.22 $31.95 $66,460
Texas 380 0.04 0.95 $23.67 $49,240
New Mexico 300 0.39 9.67 $26.64 $55,410
Arizona 290 0.12 3.09 $24.87 $51,720
Pennsylvania 270 0.05 1.22 $32.09 $66,740




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 170 0.62 15.50 $27.10 $56,370
New Mexico 300 0.39 9.67 $26.64 $55,410
Hawaii 190 0.34 8.47 $33.18 $69,020
Alaska 90 0.30 7.52 $30.23 $62,870
South Dakota 60 0.15 3.81 $21.47 $44,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.07 1.84 $44.50 $92,570
Massachusetts 60 0.02 0.52 $34.69 $72,150
Hawaii 190 0.34 8.47 $33.18 $69,020
Pennsylvania 270 0.05 1.22 $32.09 $66,740
California 690 0.05 1.22 $31.95 $66,460

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tucson, AZ 170 0.48 12.06 $22.54 $46,890
Honolulu, HI 160 0.38 9.34 $34.69 $72,150
Albuquerque, NM 150 0.40 10.04 $26.63 $55,390
Austin-Round Rock, TX 140 0.18 4.46 $23.51 $48,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 140 0.11 2.74 $45.20 $94,020
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 120 0.13 3.16 $28.24 $58,730
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 110 0.13 3.29 $30.91 $64,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 100 0.05 1.15 $27.28 $56,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 1.37 $33.88 $70,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.87 $39.97 $83,130




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farmington, NM 50 1.14 28.50 $22.40 $46,590
Santa Fe, NM 60 0.91 22.67 $27.44 $57,080
Tucson, AZ 170 0.48 12.06 $22.54 $46,890
Albuquerque, NM 150 0.40 10.04 $26.63 $55,390
Honolulu, HI 160 0.38 9.34 $34.69 $72,150
Lexington-Fayette, KY 60 0.25 6.20 $22.00 $45,770
Reno-Sparks, NV 40 0.19 4.61 $29.54 $61,450
Austin-Round Rock, TX 140 0.18 4.46 $23.51 $48,900
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 70 0.13 3.34 $18.16 $37,770
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.13 3.34 $20.37 $42,360




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 140 0.11 2.74 $45.20 $94,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.87 $39.97 $83,130
Honolulu, HI 160 0.38 9.34 $34.69 $72,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 1.37 $33.88 $70,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $32.22 $67,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.03 0.65 $31.99 $66,540
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 110 0.13 3.29 $30.91 $64,280
Baltimore-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.92 $30.23 $62,870
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 1.40 $30.12 $62,650
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $29.63 $61,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.43 35.67 $27.62 $57,440
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 17.31 $24.32 $50,590
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 6.03 $26.69 $55,520

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.43 35.67 $27.62 $57,440
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 17.31 $24.32 $50,590
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 6.03 $26.69 $55,520

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.43 35.67 $27.62 $57,440
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 6.03 $26.69 $55,520
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 17.31 $24.32 $50,590


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011