Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
6,560 5.1 % $29.53 $61,420 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.50 $20.93 $28.06 $36.45 $44.58
Annual Wage (2) $34,320 $43,530 $58,360 $75,820 $92,730


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 2,150 0.34 $27.86 $57,950
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,420 0.12 $28.04 $58,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $35.71 $74,280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 520 0.04 $29.70 $61,780
State Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $25.27 $52,560

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 2,150 0.34 $27.86 $57,950
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,420 0.12 $28.04 $58,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $35.71 $74,280
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.07 $33.85 $70,410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 520 0.04 $29.70 $61,780

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) 1,370 0.07 $35.71 $74,280
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.07 $33.85 $70,410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 520 0.04 $29.70 $61,780
Employment Services 110 (7) $29.63 $61,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 (7) $28.87 $60,050


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 1,570 0.11 2.16 $29.27 $60,880
Arizona 360 0.14 2.93 $28.40 $59,060
Texas 340 0.03 0.64 $28.83 $59,970
New Mexico 290 0.37 7.39 $26.39 $54,890
Colorado 290 0.12 2.52 $26.36 $54,820




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)
Hawaii 240 0.40 8.01 $34.35 $71,450
New Mexico 290 0.37 7.39 $26.39 $54,890
Wyoming 100 0.36 7.27 $28.66 $59,620
Alaska 120 0.36 7.30 $35.03 $72,860
North Dakota 80 0.20 3.98 $22.11 $45,980




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 0.08 1.52 $46.79 $97,330
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $43.43 $90,340
Massachusetts 50 0.01 0.29 $36.06 $75,000
Alaska 120 0.36 7.30 $35.03 $72,860
Oregon 250 0.15 3.06 $34.80 $72,370





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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 280 0.33 6.68 $28.66 $59,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.18 3.74 $26.68 $55,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 1.77 $32.51 $67,630
Honolulu, HI 200 0.46 9.26 $35.84 $74,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.16 3.14 $35.98 $74,830
Tucson, AZ 120 0.35 6.99 $27.32 $56,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 100 0.06 1.18 $31.68 $65,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.48 $24.20 $50,330
Reno-Sparks, NV 90 0.48 9.67 $24.59 $51,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.35 $32.36 $67,310




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)
Santa Fe, NM 80 1.38 27.84 $23.84 $49,580
Flagstaff, AZ 60 1.14 23.00 $26.69 $55,510
Farmington, NM 50 0.89 18.01 $21.58 $44,890
Bismarck, ND 50 0.76 15.27 $22.27 $46,320
Reno-Sparks, NV 90 0.48 9.67 $24.59 $51,140
Honolulu, HI 200 0.46 9.26 $35.84 $74,550
Tucson, AZ 120 0.35 6.99 $27.32 $56,820
Anchorage, AK 60 0.35 7.07 $36.54 $76,000
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 280 0.33 6.68 $28.66 $59,610
Albuquerque, NM 70 0.20 4.10 $27.73 $57,670




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $44.57 $92,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.41 $38.11 $79,270
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.84 $78,710
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 0.94 $36.86 $76,660
Anchorage, AK 60 0.35 7.07 $36.54 $76,000
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.16 3.14 $35.98 $74,830
Honolulu, HI 200 0.46 9.26 $35.84 $74,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 60 0.02 0.41 $34.93 $72,650
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.98 $70,670
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.46 $69,600

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)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.04 21.11 $23.28 $48,430
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 16.07 $24.95 $51,900
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.13 22.78 $33.15 $68,960
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 4.56 $26.04 $54,160
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 30 0.66 13.35 $28.63 $59,540

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.13 22.78 $33.15 $68,960
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.04 21.11 $23.28 $48,430
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 16.07 $24.95 $51,900
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 30 0.66 13.35 $28.63 $59,540
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 4.56 $26.04 $54,160

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.13 22.78 $33.15 $68,960
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 30 0.66 13.35 $28.63 $59,540
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 4.56 $26.04 $54,160
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 16.07 $24.95 $51,900
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.04 21.11 $23.28 $48,430


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014