Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
6,980 7.2 % $30.91 $64,290 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.04 $21.88 $29.43 $38.25 $46.66
Annual Wage (2) $35,440 $45,520 $61,220 $79,550 $97,040


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 2,260 0.35 $29.04 $60,410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,740 0.14 $30.21 $62,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,330 0.07 $36.63 $76,180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $31.77 $66,070
State Government (OES Designation) 320 0.01 $26.89 $55,940

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 2,260 0.35 $29.04 $60,410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,740 0.14 $30.21 $62,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,330 0.07 $36.63 $76,180
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.06 $35.55 $73,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $31.77 $66,070

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) 1,330 0.07 $36.63 $76,180
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.06 $35.55 $73,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $31.77 $66,070
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,740 0.14 $30.21 $62,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 320 0.01 $29.76 $61,910


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 1,760 0.11 2.24 $31.75 $66,030
Oregon 470 0.27 5.36 $33.44 $69,550
New Mexico 330 0.42 8.24 $28.13 $58,500
Texas 330 0.03 0.56 $30.73 $63,920
Arizona 280 0.11 2.17 $32.22 $67,010



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)
New Mexico 330 0.42 8.24 $28.13 $58,500
Hawaii 240 0.38 7.53 $31.32 $65,140
Wyoming 90 0.32 6.25 $30.97 $64,430
Alaska 100 0.31 6.05 $37.21 $77,390
Oregon 470 0.27 5.36 $33.44 $69,550



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 (8) (8) (8) $44.51 $92,570
New York 130 0.01 0.28 $39.70 $82,580
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.20 $39.34 $81,830
Alaska 100 0.31 6.05 $37.21 $77,390
Nebraska 30 0.03 0.68 $35.03 $72,860




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.31 $36.60 $76,130
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.16 3.22 $28.52 $59,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.21 4.20 $35.63 $74,110
Urban Honolulu, HI 180 0.39 7.69 $32.17 $66,910
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 180 0.13 2.56 $31.58 $65,700
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.51 $35.36 $73,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.35 $41.93 $87,200
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 150 0.18 3.47 $30.31 $63,040
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 2.44 $36.13 $75,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 110 0.06 1.15 $32.36 $67,320



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 90 1.55 30.58 $26.40 $54,910
Bismarck, ND 100 1.31 25.90 $18.42 $38,300
Farmington, NM 60 1.17 23.13 $24.65 $51,270
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.66 13.14 $31.90 $66,350
Urban Honolulu, HI 180 0.39 7.69 $32.17 $66,910
Reno, NV 70 0.34 6.74 $33.40 $69,480
Anchorage, AK 60 0.34 6.79 $39.30 $81,750
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 30 0.33 6.61 $30.93 $64,330
Albuquerque, NM 90 0.23 4.50 $30.43 $63,300
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.21 4.20 $35.63 $74,110



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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.35 $41.93 $87,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.56 $41.05 $85,380
Anchorage, AK 60 0.34 6.79 $39.30 $81,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.31 $36.60 $76,130
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.50 $75,910
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $36.41 $75,740
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 2.44 $36.13 $75,140
Eugene, OR (8) (8) (8) $36.12 $75,120
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.21 4.20 $35.63 $74,110
Tucson, AZ 70 0.20 4.02 $35.53 $73,910

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 10.31 $29.35 $61,040
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 10.31 $26.12 $54,330
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 14.08 $27.90 $58,040

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)
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 14.08 $27.90 $58,040
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 10.31 $26.12 $54,330
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 10.31 $29.35 $61,040

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)
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.09 $68,830
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.85 $62,090
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 10.31 $29.35 $61,040
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 14.08 $27.90 $58,040
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 10.31 $26.12 $54,330


About May 2015 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 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016