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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
6,720 6.1 % $32.12 $66,810 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.97 $23.92 $30.61 $39.17 $47.09
Annual Wage (2) $39,460 $49,760 $63,670 $81,480 $97,950


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 2,100 0.14 $31.00 $64,470
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,540 0.22 $29.34 $61,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,380 0.07 $38.46 $79,990
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 640 0.04 $33.39 $69,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 $28.09 $58,430

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 1,540 0.22 $29.34 $61,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,100 0.14 $31.00 $64,470
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 150 0.09 $33.09 $68,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,380 0.07 $38.46 $79,990
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 640 0.04 $33.39 $69,450

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) 1,380 0.07 $38.46 $79,990
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 640 0.04 $33.39 $69,450
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 150 0.09 $33.09 $68,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,100 0.14 $31.00 $64,470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 220 (7) $29.91 $62,220


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 1,610 0.09 2.02 $33.60 $69,890
Oregon 420 0.22 4.82 $30.75 $63,970
Arizona 410 0.14 3.11 $30.84 $64,150
Nevada 320 0.23 4.96 $31.16 $64,820
Texas 320 0.03 0.55 $33.85 $70,410




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)
Wyoming 90 0.33 7.25 $32.27 $67,130
New Mexico 250 0.31 6.70 $29.43 $61,220
Alaska 90 0.27 5.87 $44.59 $92,740
Nevada 320 0.23 4.96 $31.16 $64,820
Oregon 420 0.22 4.82 $30.75 $63,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.27 5.87 $44.59 $92,740
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.21 $43.88 $91,270
Washington 170 0.05 1.12 $37.80 $78,620
Hawaii 130 0.21 4.59 $37.71 $78,440
Nebraska 40 0.04 0.80 $36.95 $76,850





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 280 0.28 6.11 $37.52 $78,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.18 4.00 $31.43 $65,370
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.14 3.13 $31.77 $66,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 180 0.06 1.22 $36.59 $76,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 180 0.08 1.81 $33.63 $69,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 150 0.06 1.32 $33.40 $69,480
Reno, NV 140 0.57 12.48 $29.41 $61,180
Tucson, AZ 130 0.33 7.29 $28.06 $58,370
Albuquerque, NM 110 0.29 6.28 $29.23 $60,800
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 4.86 $40.26 $83,740




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)
Bismarck, ND 50 0.75 16.38 $29.84 $62,060
Las Cruces, NM 50 0.69 15.13 $28.75 $59,800
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.68 14.93 $27.55 $57,300
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.63 13.69 $30.11 $62,620
Reno, NV 140 0.57 12.48 $29.41 $61,180
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 50 0.44 9.69 $28.76 $59,810
Tucson, AZ 130 0.33 7.29 $28.06 $58,370
Albuquerque, NM 110 0.29 6.28 $29.23 $60,800
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 280 0.28 6.11 $37.52 $78,050
Anchorage, AK 50 0.28 6.06 $47.87 $99,570




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)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.28 6.06 $47.87 $99,570
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.25 5.43 $41.71 $86,760
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 4.86 $40.26 $83,740
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 60 0.02 0.38 $39.76 $82,690
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 280 0.28 6.11 $37.52 $78,050
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 90 0.04 0.94 $37.46 $77,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.57 $36.72 $76,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 180 0.06 1.22 $36.59 $76,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $36.51 $75,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.38 $35.56 $73,960

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 110 1.12 24.56 $24.27 $50,490
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 1.30 28.39 $29.51 $61,380
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 12.87 $32.34 $67,260
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 12.67 $31.42 $65,360
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 6.85 $32.64 $67,880

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)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 1.30 28.39 $29.51 $61,380
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 24.56 $24.27 $50,490
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 12.87 $32.34 $67,260
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 12.67 $31.42 $65,360
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 6.85 $32.64 $67,880

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)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 6.85 $32.64 $67,880
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 12.87 $32.34 $67,260
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.58 12.67 $31.42 $65,360
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 1.30 28.39 $29.51 $61,380
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.43 $52,900


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020