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Entry-Level Geologist Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Geologist earns an average salary of $51,048 per year.
Entry-Level Geologist Salary (?
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$36,443 - $100,074
(Median)
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51K
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100K
MEDIAN: $51,048
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Entry-Level Geologist Salary (?
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$14.19 - $25.77
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,443 - $100,074  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,610  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $17,085  
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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$35,837 - $107,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 789
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $25.77  
   
Overtime
$18.57 - $36.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,610  
   
Profit Sharing
$501 - $17,085  
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).
)
$35,837 - $107,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Pay Difference By Location

Oklahoma City
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Midland
up arrow 56%
San Antonio
up arrow 26%
Denver
up arrow 18%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 11%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 7%
Seattle
up arrow 4%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
New York
up arrow 3%
National Average
$52,000
Austin
up arrow 7%
Phoenix
up arrow 13%
Nashville
up arrow 17%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Geologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 7%
National Average
$52,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 1%
Data Modeling
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Technical Writing
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%
Environmental Consulting
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%