Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
6,470 4.4 % $31.94 $66,440 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.75 $23.19 $30.38 $39.15 $47.88
Annual Wage (2) $36,910 $48,240 $63,190 $81,430 $99,590


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 1,890 0.28 $30.50 $63,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,570 0.12 $31.49 $65,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,350 0.07 $36.99 $76,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 490 0.04 $32.02 $66,600
State Government (OES Designation) 310 0.01 $26.57 $55,260

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 1,890 0.28 $30.50 $63,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,570 0.12 $31.49 $65,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,350 0.07 $36.99 $76,950
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 80 0.05 $30.51 $63,460
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 490 0.04 $32.02 $66,600

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) 1,350 0.07 $36.99 $76,950
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 490 0.04 $32.02 $66,600
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,570 0.12 $31.49 $65,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 270 (7) $31.02 $64,520
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 80 0.05 $30.51 $63,460


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 1,320 0.08 1.79 $33.99 $70,690
Oregon 430 0.24 5.21 $33.19 $69,040
New Mexico 320 0.40 8.69 $29.20 $60,730
Arizona 320 0.12 2.58 $33.51 $69,700
Texas 310 0.03 0.57 $32.80 $68,210




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 320 0.40 8.69 $29.20 $60,730
Alaska 120 0.39 8.37 $36.59 $76,100
Wyoming 80 0.27 5.89 $31.79 $66,120
Hawaii 160 0.26 5.65 $32.63 $67,880
Oregon 430 0.24 5.21 $33.19 $69,040




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 70 0.09 2.04 $44.33 $92,200
New York 80 0.01 0.18 $43.43 $90,340
Pennsylvania 80 0.01 0.30 $37.98 $78,990
Alaska 120 0.39 8.37 $36.59 $76,100
Maryland 180 0.07 1.48 $35.95 $74,770





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 0.18 3.98 $31.79 $66,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 1.03 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 3.49 $35.48 $73,800
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.12 2.50 $30.57 $63,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.42 $41.52 $86,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 130 0.07 1.50 $33.00 $68,640
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.42 $36.02 $74,920
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 1.93 $34.80 $72,390
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 120 0.08 1.78 $32.76 $68,140
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.12 2.63 $37.50 $78,000




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)
Santa Fe, NM 60 0.99 21.47 $26.93 $56,010
Farmington, NM 40 0.80 17.26 $24.26 $50,450
Idaho Falls, ID 40 0.63 13.56 $33.08 $68,810
Las Cruces, NM 30 0.44 9.59 $26.32 $54,750
Reno, NV 70 0.34 7.45 $34.67 $72,120
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 30 0.34 7.30 $29.35 $61,040
Anchorage, AK 60 0.32 6.87 $39.99 $83,170
Albuquerque, NM 100 0.25 5.40 $30.88 $64,240
Urban Honolulu, HI 110 0.24 5.17 $34.35 $71,450
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.18 3.98 $31.79 $66,120




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 100 0.03 0.73 $42.82 $89,060
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $41.57 $86,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.42 $41.52 $86,350
Anchorage, AK 60 0.32 6.87 $39.99 $83,170
Tucson, AZ 60 0.16 3.47 $38.96 $81,040
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.12 2.63 $37.50 $78,000
Eugene, OR (8) (8) (8) $37.10 $77,170
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.42 $36.02 $74,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 3.49 $35.48 $73,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.05 1.19 $35.25 $73,320

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 10.08 $29.78 $61,940
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 9.92 $28.64 $59,580
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 10.21 $32.39 $67,380

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)
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 10.21 $32.39 $67,380
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 9.92 $28.64 $59,580
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 10.08 $29.78 $61,940

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 and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 10.21 $32.39 $67,380
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.23 $64,970
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.18 $62,760
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 10.08 $29.78 $61,940
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 9.92 $28.64 $59,580


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017