Geologist Salary

The average pay for a Geologist is C$78,769 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$51,052 - C$124,044
(Median)
C$51K
C$79K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$78,769
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C$20.21 - C$54.25
(Median)
C$20
C$30
C$54
MEDIAN: C$29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Salary
C$51,052 - C$124,044  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$25,061  
Profit Sharing
C$0.00 - C$10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$49,631 - C$132,936  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$25C$50C$75
Hourly Rate
C$20.21 - C$54.25  
   
Overtime
C$1.52 - C$69.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$25,061  
   
Profit Sharing
C$0.00 - C$10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$49,631 - C$132,936  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$79,996

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Geologist Reviews

What is it like working as a Geologist?

Geologist in Newfoundland:
"Mine Geology: Whatever Can't be Grown or Caught Must be Mined."
Pros: -Work with a variety of professionals. -Excellent profession for life long learning. -Exploring and discovering minerals and mining them can be very exciting and fast paced. -Where you work changes everyday from offices, underground, open pit mining environments, to the middle of nowhere requiring helicopters, ski-doos and ATV's to commute to work.
Cons: -Frequent decision making can make the job stressful. -This industry requires persistence, and a high tolerance for project failure. Most mineral plays never make it into production, of no fault of the explorer. The job is entirely subject to market conditions, government regulations. Furthermore minerals are a finite resource often located in a variety of area generating projects that don't quite make the cut, or are to expensive to explore. -Often requires relocation or long commutes which makes this job difficult for families and friends.

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Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
C$80,000


Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

National Average
C$80,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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