Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists

Study the origin, development, and behavior of humans. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of existing 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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
4,540 6.1 % $23.15 $48,150 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.58 $15.61 $21.45 $28.85 $36.26
Annual Wage (2) $26,180 $32,470 $44,620 $60,000 $75,430

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scientific research and development services 1,250 $20.63 $42,910
Federal government (OES designation) 1,210 $29.55 $61,460
Management and technical consulting services 1,040 $21.95 $45,660
Architectural and engineering services 340 $19.95 $41,490
State government (OES designation) 330 $20.20 $42,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 1,210 $29.55 $61,460
Local government (OES designation) 30 $25.83 $53,720
Management and technical consulting services 1,040 $21.95 $45,660
Scientific research and development services 1,250 $20.63 $42,910
Colleges and universities 90 $20.38 $42,380

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Wyoming 110 $21.44 $44,590 0.045%
Hawaii 250 $26.54 $55,210 0.044%
New Mexico 200 $22.12 $46,020 0.026%
Alaska 70 $30.27 $62,950 0.024%
Nevada 170 $22.97 $47,770 0.015%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 70 $30.27 $62,950 0.024%
Hawaii 250 $26.54 $55,210 0.044%
Minnesota 30 $26.52 $55,170 0.001%
Massachusetts 40 $26.05 $54,190 0.001%
Oregon 110 $26.04 $54,170 0.007%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Santa Fe, NM MSA 90 $20.42 $42,480 0.115%
Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 40 $22.02 $45,800 0.069%
Honolulu, HI MSA 220 $26.11 $54,310 0.052%
Anchorage, AK MSA 40 $31.19 $64,870 0.028%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 370 $25.53 $53,110 0.013%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA (7) $32.60 $67,810 (7)
Anchorage, AK MSA 40 $31.19 $64,870 0.028%
San Diego, CA MSA (7) $29.32 $60,980 (7)
Denver, CO PMSA 40 $29.17 $60,680 0.003%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 40 $28.56 $59,410 0.001%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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) Estimate not released.

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November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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