Anthropologists and Archeologists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for anthropologists and archeologists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of anthropologists and archeologists amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Anthropologists and Archeologists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,700
25th Percentile Wage
$48,210
50th Percentile Wage
$62,220
75th Percentile Wage
$83,280
90th Percentile Wage
$109,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for anthropologists and archeologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of anthropologists and archeologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,220
-4.55% 6.04%
2016
$65,050
4.41% -
2015
$62,180
4.55% -
2014
$59,350
3.74% -
2013
$57,130
-2.33% -
2012
$58,460
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Anthropologists and Archeologists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of anthropologists and archeologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of anthropologists and archeologists in state of California ranges from $36,870 to $87,560. The highest paying area for anthropologists and archeologists in California is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $87,560. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (mean annual salary $73,730). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$87,560
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$73,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$67,860
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$66,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$65,420
Bakersfield-Delano
$64,430
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$63,240
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$63,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$60,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$60,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$59,360
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$56,420
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$53,210
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,870




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