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Sneak Peak at 2011-2012 Jobs in British Archaeology: Consulting

May 11, 2012

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This post gives a more detailed break down of consulting positions (both commercial archaeology and SMR/CRM) in the  Jobs in British Archaeology series. You can see the methodology here on how these numbers were collected from job postings. In total 15 job postings are represented here. Average pay–  £ 29,563 Lowest pay offered–  £17,523 Highest […]

Sneak Peak at 2011-2012 Jobs in British Archaeology: Conservation

May 10, 2012

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This post gives a more detailed break down of conservation positions (both commercial archaeology and SMR/CRM) in the  Jobs in British Archaeology series. These are your GIS techs., osteologist, surveyors, etc. You can see the methodology here on how these numbers were collected from job postings. In total 40 job postings are represented here. Average […]

Sneak Peak at 2011-2012 Jobs in British Archaeology: Senior SMR/CRM

May 8, 2012

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This post gives a more detailed break down of the junior SMR/CRM positions (UK archaeology) in the  Jobs in British Archaeology series. You can see the methodology here on how these numbers were collected from job postings. In total 69 job postings are represented here. Average pay–  £ 40,873 Lowest pay offered–  £21,000 Highest pay […]

Sneak Peak at 2011-2012 Jobs in British Archaeology: Project Manager and Up

May 6, 2012

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This post gives a more detailed break down of the project manager and up positions (commercial archaeology UK) in the  Jobs in British Archaeology series. You can see the methodology here on how these numbers were collected from job postings. In total 14 job postings are represented here. Average pay–  £ 31,537 Lowest pay offered– […]

Sneak Peak at 2011-2012 Jobs in British Archaeology: Supervisor

May 4, 2012

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This post gives a more detailed break down of the supervisor position (commercial archaeology UK) in the  Jobs in British Archaeology series. You can see the methodology here on how these numbers were collected from job postings. In total 16 job postings are represented here. As mentioned in methodology postings that don’t specify how many […]

Where are the US Federal Archaeology Jobs?

April 11, 2012

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To go with my posts on US government pay and expereince for archaeologists here is a break down, by state, of where those jobs are: permanent temporary 01-ALABAMA 9 0 02-ALASKA 45 7 04-ARIZONA 67 4 05-ARKANSAS 12 0 06-CALIFORNIA 160 9 08-COLORADO 65 18 09-CONNECTICUT 0 0 10-DELAWARE 0 0 11-DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 36 […]

Some Archaeologists to Follow

February 29, 2012

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Updating my list of archaeology blogs. Here are some great blogs I follow and think you should as well. A full list of these and other blogs can be found here. CRM/Commercial Archaeology: Heritage Business Journal– http://heritagebusinessjournal.com/ “Within the heritage industry, obtaining data upon which to make sound business decisions is difficult. There is more information […]

Heritage Business Journal Digest

February 10, 2012

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If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should take a look at the Heritage Business Journal. It covers issues relating to the heritage industry and if you are an archaeologists chances are 98% of you will be employed by the heritage industry. http://heritagebusinessjournal.com/ It covers the world with correspondents in the UK, USA, Canada, […]

Things I Wish I Had Known About Archaeology

February 8, 2012

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I helping create a guide for new archaeologists to the world of commercial archaeology. It has got me thinking about what I wish I had known before I became an archaeologists. In no particular order here are some of the thinks I wish I had known. Pay- Yes, everyone also said pay was bad but […]

Field Technicians-Making a Living is now Online and Open Access

January 29, 2012

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The article I wrote for the SAA Archaeological Record, Field Technicians-Making a Living,  is now online. I have not posted any pre-print copies online as the SAA Archaeological Record is Open Access. You can see the full issue, which has a great section on field school, here- http://www.saa.org/Portals/0/SAA/Publications/thesaaarchrec/Jan2012.pdf If you have been following this blog […]

How Much Do Archaeology Project Managers Make- with 2011 data

January 11, 2012

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This post looks at pay for project managers/project directors/junior archaeologists/project supervisor (there are about a dozen different names for this position but it is really middle management e.g. someone who is in charge of excavations or the lab on projects but is not the very top person like the company owner or senior management). As […]

What does it take to get a Job as an Archaeology Crew Chief- 2011 data

January 10, 2012

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After discussing what pay is like for crew chiefs/senior techs it would be good to mention what it takes to get such a job. For this I used the the requirements listed in job postings same as I used for pay rates. As with field techs there is over lap so some categories do not […]

East vs. West- Why pay is better for archaeologists in the west II (government land)

December 13, 2011

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Yesterday, I wrote about how archaeologists in the Western United States make better pay then those in the Eastern United States. I also looked at land size, number of archaeology programs available, and population of states to see if there was any correlation between these factors and pay; there wasn’t. Moving on to the next […]

East vs. West- Why pay is better for archaeologists in the west.

December 12, 2011

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It has been pretty well documented that pay is better for archaeologists in the Western United States vs. the Eastern United States (see here for another publication on it, p.36). Lots of people have made guesses as to why that is but no one has actually investigated it. I figured I would test out some […]

What Does it Take to Get that Archaeology Job?- Field Techs- Redux

December 7, 2011

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A few months ago I published a post “What Does it Take to Get that Archaeology Job?- Field Techs” in which I looked at what requirements are listed on job postings (US only) on the website shovelbums. This  investigation was only for the year 2010. I decided to go back and look at trends over a […]

Help Build A Resource for Applied Archaeology and Cultural Resource Managment

November 15, 2011

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I have been meaning to publish this for a few days now but as always stuff happens. I got a post from Dr. John R. Welch ,  at SFU, he and several other people are putting together a guide to research materials for applied archaeology and cultural resource management. The website is:   http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/subject-guides/archaeology/applied-archaeology-and-cultural-resource-management       If anyone […]

Measuring Cultural Resource Managment

November 11, 2011

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Thanks to Christopher Dore for this poster that he and Sarah Herr presented at the 74th SAAs. It shows some pretty interesting numbers about CRM.

Archaeology & Anthropology Jobs Expected to Grow by 22% by 2018?

November 2, 2011

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For a side project I have been looking at a lot of university anthropology department pages. As part of that I keep stumbling across this statement on department websites ” Overall employment of anthropologists and archaeologists, geographers, and historians is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than […]

Government Vs. Private Sector

September 15, 2011

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Bad Business: Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Hiring Contractors is the title of a very interesting piece of research. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND reading it on your own but a quick summary- The US government spends 2x  as much on contractors then it would if it had a federal employee do the work. (in some […]

Archaeologists Field Tech Pay in the US

August 28, 2011

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I have updated the my page on archaeology job conditions in the US with field tech data for all of the states west of the Mississippi. Again, it is job postings so the data is limited but it gives you an idea of what the pay, per hour, is like out there. Here is the […]

Archaeology Job Conditions in the US

August 27, 2011

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I created a new page dealing with archaeology job conditions in the US- https://dougsarchaeology.wordpress.com/archaeology-job-conditions-us/ I will be adding information here and there. Here is first section on field tech pay: Field Technician (Techs) is the entry level position for most archaeologists who go into commercial work. Pay differs from region to region and state to […]

Reinveting the Archaeology CV/Resume

August 13, 2011

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A more updated post on resumes can be found here Archaeologists is unlike any other job in the world, yet we continue to use the same CV/resume template as ever other profession. {Note- resume is a North American term for a 2 page summary of your experience while a CV is a list, many pages […]

Life Time Earnings of a Archaeologists: Commercial, US

April 30, 2011

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This developed out of my own personal curiosity about what a archaeologists will make over their lifetime. You can google this information BUT what you find is completely useless. The data used to create these numbers are ether from of small sample that means nothing or from government statistics which, again, means next to nothing. […]

Archaeology Consultant Jobs UK with BAJR data

April 29, 2011

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The last of my Google maps of UK jobs have been updated with BAJR data, at least for the year 2010. Hope it is of help. As always this map, many other maps, and a description of the methods used to create them can be found here.

Job Map of the UK: Project Managers and Above

April 26, 2011

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To add to the several other maps I have created recently, here is a map of Project Managers (and above) for the last three years now updated with BAJR data (2010 only). Thank you David and thanks IfA for the original data as well. See more maps here

They are Making How Much!?! That Can’t Be Right!!!!!

April 10, 2011

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As of recent, I have been looking at the pay trends of archaeologists in the US and UK. There were two ways I could have approached this, a census (large sample no census gets 100%) or a sampling (small sample). With a census I could have sent out a massive mailing asking for information from […]

Is a IFA membership worth it?

April 7, 2011

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My membership to the Institute For Archaeologists (IFA) was just accepted a few days ago so the IFA is on my mind. If you are not familiar with the IFA it is a professional body in the UK a lot like the Register of Professional Archaeologists in the United States. You pay dues and agree […]

Archaeology Jobs, UK- Specialists

April 6, 2011

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So to continue my work from earlier, see here, here, here, here, here, and here, I have made a Google map of the job postings for specialists in archaeology. There is a wide range of specialist jobs from radiocarbon dating to zooarchaeology. I have also made a webpage on how to find information on job […]

Commercial Archaeology Jobs, UK- Supervisors

April 2, 2011

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So to continue with my last several posts I have created another Google map. This one is for commercial archaeology position of Field/Finds supervisor. If you are not familiar with the UK system a site supervisor is just above excavator and below field officer. It would be the equivalent of Crew Chief in the states […]