Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
7,040 5.5 % $29.80 $61,980 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.63 $21.15 $28.50 $37.02 $45.03
Annual Wage (2) $34,580 $43,990 $59,280 $77,000 $93,650


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 2,240 0.35 $28.41 $59,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,720 0.14 $28.76 $59,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,330 0.07 $36.22 $75,350
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $28.81 $59,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $28.91 $60,140

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 2,240 0.35 $28.41 $59,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,720 0.14 $28.76 $59,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,330 0.07 $36.22 $75,350
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.06 $33.39 $69,460
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $28.81 $59,910

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) 1,330 0.07 $36.22 $75,350
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.06 $33.39 $69,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $28.91 $60,140
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 550 0.04 $28.81 $59,910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,720 0.14 $28.76 $59,830


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 1,960 0.13 2.48 $29.83 $62,060
Oregon 390 0.23 4.48 $32.80 $68,230
Arizona 340 0.13 2.59 $30.28 $62,990
Texas 320 0.03 0.54 $28.75 $59,790
New Mexico 300 0.38 7.28 $27.04 $56,230




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 280 0.46 8.78 $30.35 $63,140
New Mexico 300 0.38 7.28 $27.04 $56,230
Alaska 110 0.35 6.70 $37.13 $77,230
Wyoming 90 0.32 6.06 $29.58 $61,520
North Dakota 120 0.27 5.25 $20.22 $42,060




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 1.79 $43.69 $90,870
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $40.82 $84,900
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.20 $37.44 $77,880
Alaska 110 0.35 6.70 $37.13 $77,230
New York 140 0.02 0.31 $34.92 $72,630





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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.21 4.00 $28.90 $60,120
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.20 3.78 $28.47 $59,220
Honolulu, HI 260 0.58 11.10 $30.50 $63,450
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 260 0.30 5.76 $28.46 $59,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.18 3.46 $34.11 $70,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 1.09 $39.08 $81,290
Tucson, AZ 120 0.33 6.39 $32.03 $66,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 110 0.06 1.12 $29.50 $61,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.08 1.60 $25.92 $53,910
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.36 $34.73 $72,240




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)
Bismarck, ND 100 1.43 27.54 $19.76 $41,100
Santa Fe, NM 80 1.27 24.46 $25.78 $53,620
Farmington, NM 50 1.07 20.53 $24.19 $50,320
Honolulu, HI 260 0.58 11.10 $30.50 $63,450
Anchorage, AK 70 0.41 7.85 $38.77 $80,650
Tucson, AZ 120 0.33 6.39 $32.03 $66,610
Reno-Sparks, NV 60 0.32 6.12 $33.06 $68,770
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 260 0.30 5.76 $28.46 $59,190
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.21 4.00 $28.90 $60,120
Albuquerque, NM 80 0.21 4.01 $28.99 $60,300




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $41.51 $86,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 1.09 $39.08 $81,290
Anchorage, AK 70 0.41 7.85 $38.77 $80,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 80 0.03 0.54 $35.94 $74,740
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $35.67 $74,200
Eugene-Springfield, OR (8) (8) (8) $35.00 $72,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.36 $34.73 $72,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.18 3.46 $34.11 $70,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.91 $70,530
Reno-Sparks, NV 60 0.32 6.12 $33.06 $68,770

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 90 0.89 17.09 $24.26 $50,470
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 16.35 $25.57 $53,180
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.06 20.34 $34.10 $70,940
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 9.36 $30.90 $64,280

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.06 20.34 $34.10 $70,940
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.89 17.09 $24.26 $50,470
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 16.35 $25.57 $53,180
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 9.36 $30.90 $64,280

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 40 1.06 20.34 $34.10 $70,940
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 9.36 $30.90 $64,280
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.99 $54,060
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 16.35 $25.57 $53,180
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.89 17.09 $24.26 $50,470


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015