Dig at archeological excavation sites to unearth archeological specimens.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$26,000 – $71,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Excavators do?

Digs at archeological excavation sites to unearth pottery, bones, implements, and other archeological specimens, using shovel, pickax, scraper, and dusting broom.

Should I be an Excavator?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Gamma Ray Operator, Radiosonde Operator, Sonoscope Operator

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