An Exploration Geologist earns an average salary of $95,000 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

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MEDIAN: $95,000
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$58,892 - $164,864  
   
Bonus
$4,848 - $25,760  
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$57,967 - $179,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Exploration Geologist

  • Visit sites, collect data, and direct activities to increase knowledge.
  • Work with geology staff and communicate needs and project goals.
  • Scope and schedule work, including identifying risks.
  • Analyze and model data to create recommendations.

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Key Stats for Exploration Geologist

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %
043
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Exploration Geologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$98,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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