Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills can expect to earn an average of $54K annually. Total cash compensation to Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills approaches anywhere from $39K on the lower end to $82K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by years of experience and the specific company. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills who answered the questionnnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,988 - $80,106
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$39K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,349
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$17.00 - $38.28
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$17
$26
$38
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,988 - $80,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,625  
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $5,960  
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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$39,390 - $82,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $38.28  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $39.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,625  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.17 - $5,960  
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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$39,390 - $82,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills fill the offices of leading firms Arcadis, Inc., URS Corporation Inc., Aecom Corporation, CH2M Hill, and Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc. CH2M Hill offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $61K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $42K to just $66K — but Arcadis, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $50K.

Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $81K.

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Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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