The average salary for a Geoscientist (but not Hydrologist or Geographer) is $74,086 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Geophysics is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$42,776 - $137,020
(Median)
$43K
$74K
$140K
MEDIAN: $74,086
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$42,776 - $137,020  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$2,800  
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$41,012 - $142,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Geoscientist (but not Hydrologist or Geographer)

  • Conduct external research, reviewing research articles and technical reports, to assist with research methodology.
  • Analyze research findings and present data in reports, maps, cross-sectional diagrams, or charts.
  • Provide technical guidance in areas of research to internal and external entities.
  • Conduct geological field and/or laboratory research through studies, surveys, sample collections, or programs.
  • Collaborate with internal and/or external entities to draft solutions based on research findings.

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Experience Affects Geoscientist (but not Hydrologist or Geographer) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Geoscientist (but not Hydrologist or Geographer) Salaries

Geophysics
up arrow 75%

National Average
$73,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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