Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
6,120 4.6 % $31.89 $66,330 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.50 $23.06 $29.94 $39.02 $47.88
Annual Wage (2) $36,390 $47,970 $62,280 $81,170 $99,580


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 1,770 0.27 $29.88 $62,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,370 0.10 $30.55 $63,550
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $37.79 $78,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 440 0.03 $32.68 $67,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $27.40 $57,000

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 1,770 0.27 $29.88 $62,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,370 0.10 $30.55 $63,550
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $37.79 $78,610
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.06 $32.18 $66,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 440 0.03 $32.68 $67,980

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) 1,370 0.07 $37.79 $78,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 440 0.03 $32.68 $67,980
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.06 $32.18 $66,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 220 (7) $31.11 $64,720
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,370 0.10 $30.55 $63,550


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 1,290 0.08 1.80 $33.52 $69,710
Arizona 410 0.15 3.52 $33.89 $70,500
New Mexico 400 0.50 11.64 $28.79 $59,880
Oregon 310 0.17 4.00 $32.75 $68,120
Texas 280 0.02 0.54 $33.42 $69,520




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 400 0.50 11.64 $28.79 $59,880
Alaska 100 0.32 7.45 $37.01 $76,970
Wyoming 80 0.28 6.58 $31.65 $65,830
Hawaii 160 0.25 5.72 $37.20 $77,380
Oregon 310 0.17 4.00 $32.75 $68,120




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 50 0.07 1.70 $49.41 $102,770
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.23 $42.76 $88,930
Maryland 120 0.05 1.09 $37.44 $77,880
Hawaii 160 0.25 5.72 $37.20 $77,380
Alaska 100 0.32 7.45 $37.01 $76,970



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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)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.17 3.99 $27.35 $56,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.12 2.83 $34.84 $72,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.90 (8) (8)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 170 0.18 4.15 $38.56 $80,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.06 1.48 $43.15 $89,760
Albuquerque, NM 150 0.38 8.90 $28.45 $59,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.10 2.40 $37.44 $77,860
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.57 $30.36 $63,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 1.48 $36.13 $75,140
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 2.08 (8) (8)


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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 60 1.21 28.10 $19.66 $40,890
Santa Fe, NM 60 0.92 21.51 $27.81 $57,840
Flagstaff, AZ 40 0.69 16.14 $30.23 $62,890
Bismarck, ND 50 0.64 14.97 $29.25 $60,840
Las Cruces, NM 40 0.50 11.63 $30.62 $63,680
Albuquerque, NM 150 0.38 8.90 $28.45 $59,180
Reno, NV 50 0.24 5.52 $29.10 $60,520
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.21 4.97 $40.56 $84,360
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 170 0.18 4.15 $38.56 $80,210
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.17 3.99 $27.35 $56,890


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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 0.06 1.48 $43.15 $89,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 0.54 $42.36 $88,110
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.21 4.97 $40.56 $84,360
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $39.39 $81,920
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 170 0.18 4.15 $38.56 $80,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $37.79 $78,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.10 2.40 $37.44 $77,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 1.48 $36.13 $75,140
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $35.87 $74,600
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 1.02 $35.62 $74,090

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 0.56 13.15 $26.45 $55,010
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 10.45 $32.21 $67,000

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 0.56 13.15 $26.45 $55,010
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 10.45 $32.21 $67,000

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 10.45 $32.21 $67,000
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.16 $66,880
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.76 $63,990
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 13.15 $26.45 $55,010
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.65 $53,350


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018