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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
6,020 4.3 % $31.40 $65,310 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.71 $23.09 $30.01 $38.57 $46.72
Annual Wage (2) $36,840 $48,020 $62,410 $80,230 $97,170


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)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,610 0.11 $29.17 $60,680
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,410 0.21 $29.01 $60,350
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $38.54 $80,150
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 600 0.04 $31.37 $65,250
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $28.07 $58,390

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 1,410 0.21 $29.01 $60,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,610 0.11 $29.17 $60,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $38.54 $80,150
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.07 $31.55 $65,620
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 600 0.04 $31.37 $65,250

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 $38.54 $80,150
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 120 0.07 $31.55 $65,620
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 600 0.04 $31.37 $65,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 200 (7) $29.95 $62,290
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,610 0.11 $29.17 $60,680


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 1,420 0.08 2.01 $32.22 $67,030
Arizona 480 0.17 4.17 $31.08 $64,660
Texas 280 0.02 0.55 $34.42 $71,590
New Mexico 280 0.34 8.24 $28.03 $58,300
Oregon 270 0.14 3.38 $30.33 $63,090




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 280 0.34 8.24 $28.03 $58,300
Wyoming 70 0.27 6.58 $32.41 $67,400
Hawaii 130 0.20 4.72 $39.69 $82,550
Arizona 480 0.17 4.17 $31.08 $64,660
North Dakota 60 0.15 3.60 $29.86 $62,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.22 $43.82 $91,140
Hawaii 130 0.20 4.72 $39.69 $82,550
Washington 190 0.06 1.39 $35.72 $74,300
Nebraska 40 0.04 0.88 $35.71 $74,280
Virginia 100 0.03 0.62 $34.84 $72,480





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--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 300 0.31 7.35 $37.84 $78,700
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 0.19 4.52 $27.79 $57,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.11 2.76 $32.18 $66,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 230 0.09 2.26 $30.07 $62,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 0.78 $33.12 $68,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 130 0.04 1.01 $40.73 $84,710
Albuquerque, NM 120 0.30 7.24 $29.17 $60,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 1.35 $34.74 $72,260
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 2.08 $30.88 $64,240
Austin-Round Rock, TX 100 0.10 2.32 $31.58 $65,680




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 40 0.76 18.27 $19.92 $41,440
Santa Fe, NM 50 0.75 17.91 $26.91 $55,970
Bismarck, ND 50 0.73 17.51 $29.86 $62,110
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.72 17.31 $31.51 $65,530
Rapid City, SD 40 0.54 12.88 $23.07 $47,980
Las Cruces, NM 40 0.53 12.69 $28.55 $59,390
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 0.32 7.77 $28.23 $58,720
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 300 0.31 7.35 $37.84 $78,700
Reno, NV 70 0.31 7.41 $29.65 $61,670
Albuquerque, NM 120 0.30 7.24 $29.17 $60,680




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)
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $43.00 $89,440
Anchorage, AK 40 0.25 6.03 $42.97 $89,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 130 0.04 1.01 $40.73 $84,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.49 $38.81 $80,720
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $38.48 $80,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 0.01 0.26 $38.40 $79,870
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 300 0.31 7.35 $37.84 $78,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 1.35 $34.74 $72,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40 0.01 0.34 $34.53 $71,820
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 70 0.05 1.17 $33.64 $69,970

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)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 14.30 $26.56 $55,250
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 9.26 $32.22 $67,010
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 7.28 $33.33 $69,320

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)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 14.30 $26.56 $55,250
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 9.26 $32.22 $67,010
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 7.28 $33.33 $69,320

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)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 7.28 $33.33 $69,320
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 9.26 $32.22 $67,010
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 14.30 $26.56 $55,250
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.78 $53,610


About May 2018 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019