Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
5,370 3.2 % $28.39 $59,040 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.46 $19.77 $26.95 $35.62 $43.19
Annual Wage (2) $32,160 $41,120 $56,070 $74,100 $89,840


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 1,860 0.30 $25.10 $52,200
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $35.09 $72,980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 860 0.08 $27.44 $57,080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 360 0.03 $30.99 $64,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 330 0.01 $24.56 $51,080

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 1,860 0.30 $25.10 $52,200
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 110 0.08 $23.84 $49,590
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 860 0.08 $27.44 $57,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $35.09 $72,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 360 0.03 $30.99 $64,460

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) 1,360 0.07 $35.09 $72,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 360 0.03 $30.99 $64,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 140 (7) $27.96 $58,150
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 860 0.08 $27.44 $57,080
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,860 0.30 $25.10 $52,200


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 740 0.05 1.27 $30.54 $63,530
Texas 400 0.04 0.93 $26.92 $55,990
Arizona 350 0.15 3.47 $24.80 $51,590
New Mexico 310 0.39 9.39 $25.27 $52,560
Virginia 220 0.06 1.50 $23.59 $49,070




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 160 0.57 13.59 $27.89 $58,010
New Mexico 310 0.39 9.39 $25.27 $52,560
Hawaii 190 0.33 7.96 $33.18 $69,020
Alaska 100 0.33 7.77 $33.21 $69,080
Arizona 350 0.15 3.47 $24.80 $51,590




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 0.08 1.89 $45.01 $93,620
Massachusetts 80 0.02 0.58 $35.16 $73,140
Alaska 100 0.33 7.77 $33.21 $69,080
Hawaii 190 0.33 7.96 $33.18 $69,020
Arkansas 50 0.04 1.06 $32.77 $68,160





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)
Tucson, AZ 200 0.57 13.64 $22.46 $46,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 1.64 $31.54 $65,610
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 160 0.20 4.76 $24.67 $51,320
Honolulu, HI 150 0.35 8.30 $35.64 $74,120
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 140 0.18 4.28 $32.02 $66,600
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.14 3.39 $30.25 $62,910
Albuquerque, NM 130 0.36 8.50 $25.16 $52,340
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.10 2.47 $28.80 $59,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 1.34 $27.50 $57,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 1.73 $27.96 $58,150




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 50 1.00 23.85 $22.73 $47,270
Tucson, AZ 200 0.57 13.64 $22.46 $46,720
Albuquerque, NM 130 0.36 8.50 $25.16 $52,340
Honolulu, HI 150 0.35 8.30 $35.64 $74,120
Anchorage, AK 50 0.28 6.75 $34.67 $72,120
Reno-Sparks, NV 50 0.27 6.52 $24.97 $51,940
Tallahassee, FL 30 0.21 5.01 $28.12 $58,500
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 160 0.20 4.76 $24.67 $51,320
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 140 0.18 4.28 $32.02 $66,600
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 90 0.18 4.37 $17.59 $36,580




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.21 $41.85 $87,040
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $41.11 $85,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $38.83 $80,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.59 $35.88 $74,640
Honolulu, HI 150 0.35 8.30 $35.64 $74,120
Anchorage, AK 50 0.28 6.75 $34.67 $72,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $33.91 $70,540
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 50 0.04 0.97 $33.69 $70,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.62 $33.53 $69,740
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (8) (8) (8) $33.49 $69,650

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.29 30.91 $28.03 $58,300
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 16.32 $24.55 $51,070
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 7.02 $25.06 $52,130

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.29 30.91 $28.03 $58,300
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 16.32 $24.55 $51,070
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 7.02 $25.06 $52,130

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.29 30.91 $28.03 $58,300
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 7.02 $25.06 $52,130
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 16.32 $24.55 $51,070


About May 2011 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 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) 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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