The average pay for a Geologist is C$76,299 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$48,642 - C$112,409
C$49K
C$76K
C$110K
MEDIAN: C$76,297
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C$23.30 - C$60.45
C$23
C$34
C$60
MEDIAN: C$33.75
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Salary
C$48,642 - C$112,409  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$20,000  
Profit Sharing
C$1,000  
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$48,923 - C$117,829  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$25C$50C$75
Hourly Rate
C$23.30 - C$60.45  
   
Overtime
C$39.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$20,000  
   
Profit Sharing
C$1,000  
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$48,923 - C$117,829  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

Pay by Experience for a Geologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Geologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Geologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 25 salaries. A Geologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$77,077

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Geologist Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Geologist

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

▲27%

▲9%

National Average
C$77,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 38%
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