A Geochemist earns an average salary of $80,000 per year.

$31,424 - $295,898
MEDIAN: $80,000

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$31,424 - $295,898  
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$31,943 - $290,874  
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Job Description for Geochemist

A geochemist examines and analyzes the chemical composition of the earth's soil, typically using samples from specific areas; these specialized scientists normally work in an environmental capacity. When working for the government, the geochemist often examines and attempts to quantify the impact of industrial and business enterprises on surrounding soil and land quality. In the private sector, companies may employ or subcontract a geochemist to measure these impacts to avoid penalties or sanctions from regulators and/or fulfill company environmental goals.


Geochemist Tasks

  • Perform reservoir characterization through geochemical methods.
  • Collect and analyze field samples and laboratory tests.
  • Conduct geochemical or burial history modeling of water-rock systems and other data analyses.
  • Collaborate with teams to assess source rock distribution, hydrocarbon volumes, and quality.

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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 11%