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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Anthropologists and Archeologists
Industry profile for Anthropologists and Archeologists
Geographic profile for Anthropologists and Archeologists

National estimates for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,650 8.7 % $ 32.12 $ 66,800 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.21 $ 23.28 $ 29.76 $ 37.95 $ 48.00
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,870 $ 48,420 $ 61,910 $ 78,930 $ 99,830


Industry profile for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,100 0.26 $ 27.46 $ 57,120
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,500 0.07 $ 40.30 $ 83,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,340 0.09 $ 30.39 $ 63,200
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $ 35.70 $ 74,250
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 330 0.02 $ 31.40 $ 65,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 2,100 0.26 $ 27.46 $ 57,120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,340 0.09 $ 30.39 $ 63,200
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.07 $ 27.19 $ 56,550
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,500 0.07 $ 40.30 $ 83,830
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $ 35.70 $ 74,250

Top paying industries for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,500 0.07 $ 40.30 $ 83,830
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $ 35.70 $ 74,250
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 330 0.02 $ 31.40 $ 65,320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 200 (7) $ 30.86 $ 64,190
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,340 0.09 $ 30.39 $ 63,200


Geographic profile for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

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



Map of employment of anthropologists and archeologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Anthropologists and Archeologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,350 0.08 1.73 $ 35.59 $ 74,020
Arizona 360 0.13 2.65 $ 29.52 $ 61,390
Hawaii 240 0.43 9.15 $ 39.03 $ 81,180
Oregon 230 0.13 2.69 $ 36.23 $ 75,360
Maryland 230 0.09 1.91 $ 28.49 $ 59,260


Map of location quotient of anthropologists and archeologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Anthropologists and Archeologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 240 0.43 9.15 $ 39.03 $ 81,180
Alaska 110 0.37 7.75 $ 39.64 $ 82,450
Wyoming 90 0.35 7.45 $ 33.21 $ 69,070
New Mexico 230 0.29 6.23 $ 29.26 $ 60,850
Montana 70 0.15 3.19 $ 31.26 $ 65,030


Map of annual mean wages of anthropologists and archeologists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 110 0.37 7.75 $ 39.64 $ 82,450
Hawaii 240 0.43 9.15 $ 39.03 $ 81,180
Idaho 80 0.10 2.22 $ 38.28 $ 79,610
Nebraska 60 0.06 1.32 $ 37.51 $ 78,020
Washington 200 0.06 1.29 $ 36.91 $ 76,770



Map of employment of anthropologists and archeologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Anthropologists and Archeologists:

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 310 0.11 2.25 $ 35.36 $ 73,550
Urban Honolulu, HI 210 0.54 11.36 $ 39.42 $ 81,990
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.13 2.83 $ 33.99 $ 70,700
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.19 4.00 $ 38.77 $ 80,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 180 0.08 1.80 $ 27.87 $ 57,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 170 0.06 1.36 $ 26.58 $ 55,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 160 0.07 1.55 $ 36.42 $ 75,760
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.10 2.02 $ 38.17 $ 79,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.08 1.73 $ 21.90 $ 45,550
Albuquerque, NM 90 0.25 5.39 $ 27.17 $ 56,510


Map of location quotient of anthropologists and archeologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.75 15.86 $ 32.04 $ 66,650
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.70 14.75 $ 27.80 $ 57,830
Urban Honolulu, HI 210 0.54 11.36 $ 39.42 $ 81,990
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.45 9.63 $ 38.13 $ 79,310
Reno, NV 90 0.39 8.22 $ 34.53 $ 71,810
Anchorage, AK 50 0.33 7.02 $ 40.92 $ 85,120
Albuquerque, NM 90 0.25 5.39 $ 27.17 $ 56,510
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.19 4.00 $ 38.77 $ 80,640
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.18 3.90 $ 36.58 $ 76,080
Tucson, AZ 60 0.17 3.71 $ 31.72 $ 65,970


Map of annual mean wages of anthropologists and archeologists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.33 7.02 $ 40.92 $ 85,120
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 30 0.10 2.14 $ 40.53 $ 84,300
Urban Honolulu, HI 210 0.54 11.36 $ 39.42 $ 81,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.19 4.00 $ 38.77 $ 80,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.10 2.02 $ 38.17 $ 79,380
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.45 9.63 $ 38.13 $ 79,310
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 90 0.04 0.94 $ 37.53 $ 78,070
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.18 3.90 $ 36.58 $ 76,080
Boise City, ID 30 0.09 2.00 $ 36.55 $ 76,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 160 0.07 1.55 $ 36.42 $ 75,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 9.06 $ 38.45 $ 79,980
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 11.04 $ 32.92 $ 68,480
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 8.79 $ 32.64 $ 67,880
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 8.63 $ 26.88 $ 55,900
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 12.40 $ 31.10 $ 64,690

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 12.40 $ 31.10 $ 64,690
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 11.04 $ 32.92 $ 68,480
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 9.06 $ 38.45 $ 79,980
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 8.79 $ 32.64 $ 67,880
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 8.63 $ 26.88 $ 55,900

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 9.06 $ 38.45 $ 79,980
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 6.49 $ 33.73 $ 70,150
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 11.04 $ 32.92 $ 68,480
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 8.79 $ 32.64 $ 67,880
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 12.40 $ 31.10 $ 64,690


About May 2021 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.

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

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022