Information on Jobs and Employment in Iraq

Red Cross works helps a U.S. soldier in Balad, Iraq.
••• Photo courtesy of U.S. Army.

Despite the danger, there is a lot of interest in Iraq job opportunities. Billions of dollars have been allocated to construction and reconstruction projects throughout Iraq. Salaries are high and the lure of making more money that one could sometimes make in years at home is hard to resist.

Some jobs in Iraq start at about $80,000 a year. Others pay more. In most cases, housing and meals are provided.

If you work overseas long enough (over 330 days) that income is excluded from United States taxes. Review IRS guidelines for the details.

Iraq job postings are available online and, in many cases, job seekers can apply online for Iraq employment.

Keep in mind though, these opportunities are very competitive. Halliburton, for example, has a backlog of applicants interested in Iraq employment. In addition, there are entry and visa restrictions for travel to Iraq and extensive experience and security clearances are required for some positions. So, even though there are jobs listed, the process isn't going to be simple.

Iraq Job Listings

All Iraq Jobs
Database of Iraq jobs and contracts. Jobs in Iraq
Iraq job postings and employment listings from Includes security, consulting and other Iraq job opportunities.

Enter Iraq in the "Location" box for a list of available job openings.

Fluor Corporation is one of the world's largest, publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services organizations. Click on Careers, then Iraq jobs.

Search using "Iraq" as a keyword to generate Iraq job listings.

Humanitarian job positings in Iraq and other countries.

State Department: Iraq Jobs
Overview of foreign service jobs, including those in Iraq.