Archaeologist Job Openings - 25 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    Archaeologist
    Cardno

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Archaeologist
    Bureau of Land Management

    Moreno Valley, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    ARCHAEOLOGIST
    U.S. Navy-Agency Wide

    Phoenix, AZ

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    ARCHAEOLOGIST
    U.S. Navy-Agency Wide

    Phoenix, AZ

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    Staff Archaeologist
    SWCA Environmental Consultants

    Pasadena, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    Compliance Archaeologist
    Redhorse Corporation

    Fort Irwin, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    Archaeologist
    Cardno

    Riverview, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Archaeologist
    Aecom

    Cincinnati, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Archaeologist
    Search, Inc.

    Miami, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Archaeologist
    Aecom

    Cincinnati, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    Archaeologist

    Cincinnati, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Archaeologist I (ID 680974)
    Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc.

    Ridgecrest, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    Lead Archaeologist
    Redhorse Corporation

    Fort Irwin, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Lead Archaeologist
    Redhorse Corporation

    Barstow, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Archaeologist II (ID 680985)
    Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc.

    Ridgecrest, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Compliance Archaeologist
    Redhorse Corporation

    Barstow, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Archaeologist On-Call Seattle
    ICF Consulting Group, Inc.

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    Archaeologist SoCal On-Call
    ICF Consulting Group, Inc.

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    Archaeologists On-Call Sacramento
    ICF Consulting Group, Inc.

    Sacramento, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    Archaeologists (On-Call)
    Amec Foster Wheeler

    Santa Barbara, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $89,700

    NEW
    Archaeologists (On-Call)
    Amec Foster Wheeler

    Santa Barbara, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    Senior Archaeologist
    ICF Consulting Group, Inc.

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,890

    Senior Archaeologist, Principal Investigator
    SWCA Environmental Consultants

    Houston, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,480

    NEW
    Principal Investigator - Archaeologist
    Aecom

    Cincinnati, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,480

    NEW
    Principal Investigator - Archaeologist
    Aecom

    Cincinnati, OH

Archaeologist Jobs

average

$89,700

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Processing Information

What does an Archaeologist do

An Archaeologist is focused on studying past human activity. They record, interpret, and preserve archaeological remains for future generations.

how to become an Archaeologist

Geoscientists typically need at least a bachelor’s degree for most entry-level positions. In several states, geoscientists may need a license to offer their services to the public.

Education

Geoscientists need at least a bachelor’s degree for most entry-level positions. However, some workers begin their careers as geoscientists with a master’s degree. A Ph.D. is necessary for most basic research and college teaching positions.

A degree in geoscience is preferred by employers, although a degree in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, engineering, or computer science usually is accepted if it includes coursework in geology.

Most geoscience programs include geology courses in mineralogy, petrology, and structural geology, which are important for all geoscientists. In addition to classes in geology, most programs require students to take courses in other physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. Some programs include training on specific software packages that will be useful to those seeking a career as a geoscientist.

Computer knowledge is essential for geoscientists. Students who have experience with computer modeling, data analysis, and digital mapping will be the most prepared to enter the job market.

Many employers seek applicants who have gained field and laboratory experience while pursuing a degree. Summer field camp programs offer students the opportunity to work closely with professors and apply their classroom knowledge in the field. Students can gain valuable experience in data collection and geologic mapping.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Geoscientists write reports and research papers. They must be able to present their findings clearly to clients or professionals who do not have a background in geoscience.

Critical-thinking skills. Geoscientists base their findings on sound observation and careful evaluation of data.

Interpersonal skills. Most geoscientists work as part of a team with engineers, technicians, and other scientists.

Outdoor skills. Geoscientists may spend significant amounts of time outdoors. Familiarity with camping skills, general comfort being outside for long periods, and specific skills such as boat handling or even being able to pilot an aircraft could prove useful for geoscientists.

Physical stamina. Geoscientists may need to hike to remote locations while carrying testing and sampling equipment when they conduct fieldwork.

Problem-solving skills. Geoscientists work on complex projects filled with challenges. Evaluating statistical data and other forms of information in order to make judgments and inform the actions of other workers requires a special ability to perceive and address problems.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some states require geoscientists to obtain a license to practice. Requirements vary by state but typically include minimum education and experience requirements and a passing score on an exam.

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Real Archaeologist Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Archaeologist Vecinos Del Rio Velarde, NM Nov 20, 2013 $56,203
Archaeologist Vecinos Del Rio Velarde, NM Nov 20, 2010 $53,219
Cultural Resources/Archaeologist AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc. Bothell, WA Sep 14, 2011 $47,091 -
$68,266
Archaeologist San Diego Archaeological Center Escondido, CA Aug 26, 2016 $44,871 -
$46,958
Staff Archaeologist Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. Longmont, CO Oct 01, 2011 $44,000

Top Skills for a Archaeologist

Know what it takes to get the job done

LABAnalysisArchaeologicalSurveyArchaeologicalSitesGPSPhaseIICulturalResourceManagementGISTechnicalReportsDataRecoveryArcgisPedestrianSurveyDataCollectionArchaeologicalExcavationAdditionalDataEntryHistoricSitesArchaeologicalResearchArchivalResearchArtifactAnalysisNrhp

Top Archaeologist Skills

Additional, LAB Analysis, Historic Sites, Archaeological Excavation, Data Collection, Nrhp, Archaeological Sites, Artifact Analysis, Data Entry, Technical Reports, Archaeological Research, Archival Research, Phase II, Data Recovery, Archaeological Survey, GIS, Cultural Resource Management, Arcgis, Pedestrian Survey, GPS

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