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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
7,180 6.8 % $ 33.64 $ 69,960 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.61 $ 24.60 $ 31.79 $ 40.65 $ 49.41
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,800 $ 51,170 $ 66,130 $ 84,560 $ 102,770


Industry profile for Anthropologists and Archeologists: Top

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)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,290 0.15 $ 31.99 $ 66,540
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,730 0.23 $ 32.33 $ 67,240
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,450 0.07 $ 39.44 $ 82,040
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 710 0.05 $ 35.33 $ 73,480
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 340 0.02 $ 29.49 $ 61,340

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 1,730 0.23 $ 32.33 $ 67,240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,290 0.15 $ 31.99 $ 66,540
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 130 0.09 $ 30.79 $ 64,040
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,450 0.07 $ 39.44 $ 82,040
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 710 0.05 $ 35.33 $ 73,480

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) 1,450 0.07 $ 39.44 $ 82,040
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 710 0.05 $ 35.33 $ 73,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 170 (7) $ 35.18 $ 73,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,730 0.23 $ 32.33 $ 67,240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,290 0.15 $ 31.99 $ 66,540


Geographic profile for Anthropologists and Archeologists: Top

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.





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 1,710 0.10 2.01 $ 35.90 $ 74,680
Arizona 460 0.16 3.15 $ 29.49 $ 61,340
Oregon 440 0.25 4.77 $ 32.59 $ 67,790
Nevada 380 0.30 5.83 $ 31.35 $ 65,220
Texas 320 0.03 0.51 $ 34.44 $ 71,630




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)
Alaska 100 0.35 6.71 $ 42.47 $ 88,340
Wyoming 90 0.34 6.53 $ 33.15 $ 68,940
New Mexico 260 0.33 6.32 $ 28.52 $ 59,320
Nevada 380 0.30 5.83 $ 31.35 $ 65,220
Hawaii 160 0.28 5.36 $ 41.14 $ 85,560




Top paying states for Anthropologists and Archeologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 80 0.01 0.18 $ 44.57 $ 92,710
Alaska 100 0.35 6.71 $ 42.47 $ 88,340
Hawaii 160 0.28 5.36 $ 41.14 $ 85,560
Illinois 110 0.02 0.37 $ 37.00 $ 76,960
Idaho 120 0.17 3.20 $ 36.67 $ 76,260





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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 300 0.31 5.96 $ 38.74 $ 80,570
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 290 0.26 4.96 $ 31.26 $ 65,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.10 1.84 $ 30.43 $ 63,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 0.14 2.75 $ 38.55 $ 80,170
Reno, NV 170 0.75 14.57 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
Tucson, AZ 140 0.38 7.45 $ 28.03 $ 58,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 0.06 1.18 $ 41.22 $ 85,730
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.32 6.16 $ 43.06 $ 89,560
Austin-Round Rock, TX 120 0.11 2.21 $ 29.73 $ 61,830
Albuquerque, NM 110 0.30 5.89 $ 27.32 $ 56,830




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 50 0.93 18.04 $ 28.87 $ 60,040
Bismarck, ND 50 0.78 15.14 $ 28.74 $ 59,790
Las Cruces, NM 50 0.76 14.65 $ 27.74 $ 57,710
Reno, NV 170 0.75 14.57 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
Santa Fe, NM 30 0.59 11.37 $ 27.91 $ 58,050
Rapid City, SD 30 0.49 9.56 $ 23.88 $ 49,680
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 50 0.40 7.77 $ 16.52 $ 34,370
Tucson, AZ 140 0.38 7.45 $ 28.03 $ 58,290
Anchorage, AK 60 0.36 7.04 $ 44.05 $ 91,610
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.32 6.16 $ 43.06 $ 89,560




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 60 0.36 7.04 $ 44.05 $ 91,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 80 0.02 0.41 $ 43.62 $ 90,730
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.32 6.16 $ 43.06 $ 89,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 0.06 1.18 $ 41.22 $ 85,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 39.82 $ 82,830
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 300 0.31 5.96 $ 38.74 $ 80,570
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 0.14 2.75 $ 38.55 $ 80,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 60 0.02 0.45 $ 38.31 $ 79,690
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.20 $ 38.27 $ 79,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.26 $ 37.98 $ 79,010

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)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 15.88 $ 25.06 $ 52,120
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 12.27 $ 33.17 $ 69,000
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 12.08 $ 32.10 $ 66,760
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 7.08 $ 29.88 $ 62,150
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 6.19 $ 33.61 $ 69,910

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)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 15.88 $ 25.06 $ 52,120
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 12.27 $ 33.17 $ 69,000
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 12.08 $ 32.10 $ 66,760
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 7.08 $ 29.88 $ 62,150
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 6.19 $ 33.61 $ 69,910

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)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 6.19 $ 33.61 $ 69,910
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 12.27 $ 33.17 $ 69,000
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 12.08 $ 32.10 $ 66,760
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 7.08 $ 29.88 $ 62,150
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 15.88 $ 25.06 $ 52,120


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021