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Archaeology : Remuneration

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The pay scale for an Archeologist depends on their education, level of skill and who they work for. Since the nature of job prospects is very diverse, the salary can vary tremendously. The basic pay scale of an Assistant Archaeologist employed with the Archaeological Survey of India is between Rs. 9,000 and Rs. 15,000 including other allowances. The promotion is based upon the performance. The salary scale of the Director General varies between Rs.25,000 and 30,000. The minimum pay scale of Archaeologists working in colleges and universities is around 16,000 to 20,000/- per month. A doctoral degree in this field entitles one to reach higher pay scale and it is a must for a rise in this career. 

The initial pay scale in private firms can be much higher when compared to the government sector. The remuneration with time and experience expands to the advantage of Archaeologists.

Archaeology : Useful Contacts

Archaeological Survey of India
Janpath, New Delhi - 110011  
Phone: 011-23013574, 23015954 
Fax : 011-23019487 
E-mail : Contact
Website : 

National Archives of India
Janpath, New Delhi - 110011  
Phone: 011-23393436
Fax : 011-23384127
E-mail : Contact
Website :
Regional Office 
Bhopal - Phone : 0755-2660173; Telefax : 0755-2660117
Record Centre
Jaipur - Phone : 0141-2707499; TeleFax : 0141-2701815
Bhubaneswar - TeleFax: 674-2471327
Pondicherry - TeleFax: 0413-2253104

Indian Council of Historical Research
35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi- 110 001  
Phone: 011-23382321, 23386973
Fax : 011-23383421
E-mail : Contact
Website :


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