Geologist with Environmental Consulting Skills Salary

Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills pull down an average of $54K annually. Cash earnings for Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills — including $7K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $39K to $86K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the specific company are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills survey respondents are men (73 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,140 - $81,949
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,902
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$16.50 - $45.96
(Median)
$17
$23
$46
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,140 - $81,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,917  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,896  
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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$39,177 - $85,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 530
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.50 - $45.96  
   
Overtime
$19.68 - $39.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,917  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,896  
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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$39,177 - $85,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Arcadis, Inc., URS Corporation Inc., Aecom Corporation, Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc., and CH2M Hill are all popular places to work. Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills flock to CH2M Hill for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $69K lead the pack in compensation; however, CH2M Hill also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $47K at one end to $128K at the other end.

Salaries are easily beat at Arcadis, Inc., where median pay comes to just $49K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $40K and ending at $66K, range in salary is rather small.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $45K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Geologists with Environmental Consulting skills make a median salary of $71K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $83K.

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Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$54,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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