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13.3% Jobs Projection
$62,550 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Anthropologists and Archeologists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Anthropologists and Archeologists in California is growing faster than average.

  • Anthropologists and Archeologists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Anthropologists and Archeologists Work in California?

There were approximately 1,420 workers employed as Anthropologists and Archeologists in this state in 2018.

There were 1,290 Anthropologists and Archeologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Anthropologists and Archeologists in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 100 Anthropologists and Archeologists working in it, which means California has more Anthropologists and Archeologists than average.

Anthropologists and Archeologists in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Anthropologists and Archeologists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 3.9%.

Job Projections for Anthropologists and Archeologists: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 160 annual job openings, and 1,700 total jobs in 2026 for Anthropologists and Archeologists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 700 annual jobs and 7,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Anthropologists and Archeologists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Anthropologists and Archeologists ranged from $40,940 to $98,470 with $62,550 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.68 to $47.34. The median hourly rate was $30.07.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $29.91 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.16.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Anthropologists and Archeologists Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Anthropologists and Archeologists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Anthropologists and Archeologists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 300 $75,720
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 $52,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 230 $57,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 $61,360
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 $58,790
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 30 $61,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 $71,590

Top States for Anthropologists and Archeologists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Anthropologists and Archeologists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 1,420 $62,550
Arizona 480 $65,000
New Mexico 280 $56,280
Texas 280 $67,980
Oregon 270 $59,510
Florida 230 $48,310
Colorado 200 $62,380
Washington 190 $73,460
Missouri 170 $61,900
Nevada 170 $61,220
Georgia 140 $60,810
Hawaii 130 $82,850
Illinois 110 $62,330
Utah 110 $65,290
Ohio 110 $59,170
Maryland 100 $44,980
Louisiana 100 $69,380
Kentucky 100 $51,130
Virginia 100 $61,940
North Carolina 80 $56,340

Below are the states where Anthropologists and Archeologists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Massachusetts $90,940
Hawaii $82,850
Washington $73,460
Idaho $73,460
Nebraska $73,370
Louisiana $69,380
Texas $67,980
Pennsylvania $65,730
Wyoming $65,310
Utah $65,290

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Occupation CA Employment Total
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