How many archaeologists work for the federal government in the US? One publications so far has looked at these numbers:
Childs, S. Terry 2009
Commentary. In The SAA Archaeological Record (January 2009) Volume 9 (1), 37-39.
You can access it here http://www.saa.org/Portals/0/SAA/Publications/thesaaarchrec/Jan09.pdf . (thank you Chris Dore for the reference). The numbers are a bit old but in September 2007
“… 974 permanent archeologists (GS-193 series) were employed
by Federal agencies. The largest numbers of archaeologists
worked for the Department of the Interior (400), Department
of Agriculture (374), and Department of Defense (175). “
Not bad, 1ooo archaeologists, but I wonder how many their are now? I will investigate and post more later.