Archaeology Jobs and Job Conditions (North America)

This page is a work in progress. Stay tuned for more updates and information.

Research on job conditions are presented here and a list of current job postings from Archaeologyfieldwork.com and shovelbums.org are presented at the bottom.

Field/Lab Technician 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 state. The following map shows advertised pay rates for field techs for 2010. The data is from job postings on Shovelbums list serve. This first map is for all states east of the Mississippi river and second is all those west of the Mississippi river:

Other Positions/Careers in Archaeology

More data is coming. In the meantime, check out the SAA salary survey from 2005

 

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