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Highest Paying Cities for Anthropologists and Archeologists

The top 58 highest paying cities for anthropologists and archeologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of anthropologists and archeologists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $92,370, Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas is the highest paying city for anthropologists and archeologists. It is followed by Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts (average annual salary $89,530). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of anthropologists and archeologists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 58 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Anthropologists and Archeologists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$92,370
100
2 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$89,530
30
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$85,220
160
4 Memphis, Tennessee
$81,620
n/a
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$80,080
190
6 Anchorage, Alaska
$79,550
60
7 Tucson, Arizona
$75,600
60
8 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$74,420
180
9 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$73,980
n/a
10 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$73,650
150
11 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$71,800
90
12 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$71,150
90
13 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$70,630
130
14 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$70,550
30
15 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$70,470
110
16 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$69,490
30
17 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$69,370
50
18 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$69,310
60
19 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$67,860
200
20 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$67,330
100
21 St Louis, Missouri
$66,810
40
22 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$66,400
40
23 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$65,050
120
24 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$63,240
80
25 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$62,680
250
26 Bismarck, North Dakota
$62,480
100
27 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$62,320
120
28 Honolulu, Hawaii
$62,210
260
29 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$62,100
50
30 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$61,120
60
31 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$60,510
210
32 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$60,150
60
33 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$60,070
100
34 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$60,010
480
35 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$59,360
n/a
36 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$59,330
40
37 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$58,560
90
38 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$57,820
30
39 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$57,680
50
40 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$57,200
90
41 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$56,420
310
42 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$54,480
60
43 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$52,950
50
44 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$52,020
70
45 Farmington, New Mexico
$51,240
40
46 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$50,350
40
47 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$49,890
60
48 Santa Fe, New Mexico
$48,430
60
49 Madison, Wisconsin
$47,450
30
50 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$47,300
30
51 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$46,220
30
52 Gainesville, Florida
$44,430
90
53 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$44,040
30
54 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$43,770
60
55 Boulder, Colorado
$43,320
n/a
56 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$42,730
30
57 Jackson, Mississippi
$39,840
n/a
58 Kansas City, Missouri
$36,460
n/a
See also: Highest paying industries for anthropologists and archeologists.