Browsing All posts tagged under »North America«

How Much an Archaeology Crew Chief Makes, 2011

January 9, 2012

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In this post I take a look at the pay for the position of crew chief/senior technician. The methodology is the same as before. This position is a weird one in that not every company has this type of position and it also tends to be a position seen in some areas of the country […]

How Much Did Archaeology Technicians Make in 2011

January 7, 2012

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The numbers are in for my annual examination of archaeology job postings in the US (UK runs on a fiscal year and will be ready in April). My data comes from the job postings on the websites Shovelbums.com yahoo group and Archaeologyfieldwork.com (added for the 2011 numbers), duplicate posts between the two and multiple postings […]

More East vs. West Archaeology Pay

December 19, 2011

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Last week I looked at why archaeologists in the Western half of the USA make more money then those on the Eastern half. I looked at some factors like size of states, population, number archaeology/anthropology programs available locally, etc. which had very low correlations with the pay patterns. What appears to explain what is seen […]

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 […]

Canary in the Coal Mine: Will anthropologists be the first to go?

November 17, 2011

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Dr. Janice Happer, an anthropologists herself, wrote a very interesting opt. ed. “Why Florida Gov. Rick Scott Was Right To Slam Studying Anthropology“. Which is quite a different response then other anthropologists to Governor Rick Scott’s comments. She does point out, as I have, that the numbers provided by the Department of Labour are crap […]

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.

Good News- Number of Archaeologists Employed by the US Federal Government Goes Up

November 9, 2011

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UPDATE- New numbers for the number of archaeologists employed by the US Government can be found here I did a little digging after my last post. Went to the US Office of Personal Management website and used FedScope to look up the number of archaeologists employed by the federal government since 1998. Here are the […]

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 […]

How Much Archaeologists Make- Senior Archaeologists and Up

October 16, 2011

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What is the most money I can make as an archaeologists?

How Much Do Archaeologists Make- Project Manager/Director

October 15, 2011

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Ever wonder how much an archaeologists makes?

What Does it Take to Get that Archaeology Job?- Architectural Historian

September 27, 2011

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This is the seventh and last post in a series exploring the question - What qualifications do I need to get X job in archaeology.

What Does it Take to Get that Archaeology Job?- Lab Director

September 26, 2011

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This is the sixth post (one more to go)  in a series exploring the question - What qualifications do I need to get X job in archaeology.

What Does it Take to Get that Archaeology Job?- Principle Investigator/Senior Archaeologist

September 25, 2011

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This is the fifth post in a series exploring the question - What qualifications do I need to get X job in archaeology.

What Does it Take to Get that Archaeology Job?- GIS Tech.

September 24, 2011

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This is the fourth post in a series exploring the question - What qualifications do I need to get X job in archaeology.

What Does it Take to Get that Archaeology Job?- Project Managers/Directors

September 23, 2011

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This post is a continuation of a series of posts exploring the question - What qualifications do I need to get X job in archaeology.

What Does it Take to Get that Archaeology Job?- Crew Chief

September 22, 2011

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This post is part of a series of posts aimed at answering the question, quantitatively by looking at job postings- What qualifications do I need to get X job in archaeology.

The Job Market is Saturated with PhDs

September 5, 2011

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“The job market is saturated with PhDs” I hear this phrase all of the time in archaeology. It would explain why there are 100-200 applicants for every tenure track position in archaeology. It may be true but I like hard numbers and would like to know what exactly a “saturated market” really looks like.

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 […]

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 […]

A Culling is Coming

August 4, 2011

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There are roughly three pillars of employment in archaeology (in order of numbers employed): the private sector CRM (cultural resource management) which deals with rescue excavations and surveys; the public sector CRM which deals with insuring that the private sector does its job and looks after public heritage resources; the last pillars is academics and […]

There was no Binford without Binford

April 27, 2011

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http://susiebright.blogs.com/susie_brights_journal_/2008/05/sally-binford-n.html I mentioned this article in the last post I made but I think it is good enough to warrant its own post. Sally Binford was married to the recently deceased Lew Binford for a few years while he did some of his most ground breaking work. While Lew Binford was brilliant, even Sally thought […]

Labor of Love or Exploitation

March 19, 2011

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So for my first true blog I will talk about some of my most recent research. Long story short, I went through the job postings on archaeology job site, Shovebums, and calculated out the wages for Field Techs (entry level position in archaeology) for the last couple of years. I even turned the data into […]