Experienced Geologist Salary

Median pay for Experienced Geologists is around $76K per year. Total cash compensation to Experienced Geologists approaches anywhere from $53K on the lower end to $147K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $28K from bonuses and upwards of $55K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Geologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Experienced Geologists who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$52,748 - $141,076
(Median)
$53K
$76K
$140K
MEDIAN: $75,581
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$22.90 - $50.73
(Median)
$23
$32
$51
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,748 - $141,076  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,188  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $55,000  
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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$52,933 - $147,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.90 - $50.73  
   
Overtime
$24.97 - $47.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,188  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $55,000  
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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$52,933 - $147,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Project Management
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Data Modeling
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 4%

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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