A Geologist earns an average salary of $56,418 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Geologist Total Pay (?
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$38,867 - $105,440
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56K
75K
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MEDIAN: $56,417
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Geologist Total Pay (?
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$14.84 - $36.06
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,867 - $105,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,380  
Profit Sharing
$498.18 - $28,889  
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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$38,635 - $115,015  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,678
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$18.75 - $42.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,380  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.18 - $28,889  
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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$38,635 - $115,015  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,678
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Job Description for Geologist
Geologists are scientists who study the matter that constitutes the Earth and the processes in history that have shaped it. They also study natural hazards like earthquakes, volcanic activity, tsunamis and weather storms and use this data to develop faster ways to warn the public of impending disasters. They are responsible for public safety and promoting it in every aspect of their work. Right now, the focus for geologists is climate change history and evidence and how it will affect the Earth in the future.
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Geologist Tasks
  • Communicate with diverse groups like landmen, marketers, regulatory personnel, etc.
  • Generate data and visualizations such as mineral charts, soil analyses, groundwater modeling, maps, etc.
  • Review, integrate, quality control and collect data for geologic, hydrologic and other databases.
  • Investigate sites, take samples, and oversee delineation of land and active worksites.
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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
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Midland
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Oklahoma City
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Dallas
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San Antonio
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Los Angeles
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New York
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National Average
$57,000
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Data Modeling
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Environmental Consulting
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Gender
Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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