Earnings for Experienced Geologists come in at around $74K annually on average. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Experienced Geologists who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,558 - $118,140
$50K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,796
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$24.38 - $50.68
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$32
$51
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,558 - $118,140  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $35,622  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,606 - $123,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.38 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$23.96 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$498.33 - $35,622  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$51,606 - $123,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Key Stats for Geologist

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
10-19 years
89%
20 years or more
11%
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Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

Data Modeling
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$75,000

Project Management
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Technical Writing
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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