Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
6,060 3.4 % $28.95 $60,230 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.02 $20.47 $27.61 $35.87 $43.82
Annual Wage (2) $33,330 $42,570 $57,420 $74,620 $91,140


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 2,040 0.32 $26.87 $55,890
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $35.60 $74,040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,100 0.10 $27.20 $56,570
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 530 0.04 $29.53 $61,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 330 0.01 $24.26 $50,460

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 2,040 0.32 $26.87 $55,890
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,100 0.10 $27.20 $56,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,370 0.07 $35.60 $74,040
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.06 $30.37 $63,180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 530 0.04 $29.53 $61,430

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 $35.60 $74,040
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.06 $30.37 $63,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 160 (7) $29.98 $62,360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 530 0.04 $29.53 $61,430
Employment Services 90 (7) $28.42 $59,120


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 1,050 0.07 1.57 $29.70 $61,770
Texas 370 0.03 0.75 $27.57 $57,350
Arizona 300 0.12 2.64 $27.98 $58,200
Hawaii 290 0.49 10.52 $35.14 $73,100
New Mexico 270 0.35 7.55 $27.00 $56,160




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)
Hawaii 290 0.49 10.52 $35.14 $73,100
Wyoming 100 0.37 7.92 $27.54 $57,290
New Mexico 270 0.35 7.55 $27.00 $56,160
Alaska 100 0.32 6.84 $34.24 $71,220
North Dakota 80 0.20 4.22 $23.71 $49,320




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 60 0.09 1.92 $43.84 $91,180
Massachusetts 70 0.02 0.44 $36.18 $75,260
Hawaii 290 0.49 10.52 $35.14 $73,100
Alaska 100 0.32 6.84 $34.24 $71,220
Arkansas 70 0.06 1.28 $33.51 $69,710





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)
Honolulu, HI 240 0.55 11.86 $37.03 $77,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 220 0.17 3.68 $25.37 $52,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 200 0.08 1.82 $30.47 $63,370
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 190 0.24 5.11 $30.31 $63,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.16 3.39 $31.50 $65,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 160 0.07 1.50 $34.19 $71,110
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.21 4.59 $23.84 $49,590
Tucson, AZ 100 0.30 6.45 $26.60 $55,330
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 1.53 $29.63 $61,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 1.42 $28.54 $59,360




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 70 1.19 25.59 $23.06 $47,970
Farmington, NM 40 0.81 17.50 $23.68 $49,250
Gainesville, FL 90 0.76 16.37 $24.01 $49,930
Honolulu, HI 240 0.55 11.86 $37.03 $77,010
Tucson, AZ 100 0.30 6.45 $26.60 $55,330
Anchorage, AK 50 0.27 5.83 $34.91 $72,610
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 190 0.24 5.11 $30.31 $63,050
Albuquerque, NM 80 0.22 4.67 $28.52 $59,320
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 110 0.21 4.59 $23.84 $49,590
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 60 0.21 4.46 $25.41 $52,860




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)
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $43.58 $90,650
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $43.37 $90,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.54 $37.58 $78,170
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $37.48 $77,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.56 $37.35 $77,690
Honolulu, HI 240 0.55 11.86 $37.03 $77,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.33 $35.14 $73,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $35.09 $73,000
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 1.11 $35.04 $72,890
Anchorage, AK 50 0.27 5.83 $34.91 $72,610

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)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 23.30 $22.47 $46,750
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 6.74 $25.86 $53,790
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 11.18 $24.05 $50,030

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)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 23.30 $22.47 $46,750
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 11.18 $24.05 $50,030
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 6.74 $25.86 $53,790

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.00 $68,650
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 6.74 $25.86 $53,790
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 11.18 $24.05 $50,030
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 23.30 $22.47 $46,750


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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