Project Geologist Salary
For Project Geologists, annual average wages total $60K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Project Geologists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Project Geologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$47,806 - $79,308|
|Bonus||$482.88 - $9,863|
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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).)
|$48,830 - $82,725|
|Hourly Rate||$20.55 - $39.84|
|Overtime||$20.92 - $47.01|
|Bonus||$482.88 - $9,863|
|Total Pay (||$48,830 - $82,725|
Job Description for Project Geologist
A project geologist works in fields such as drilling and mining. They gather data at a site, analyze it, and create maps so that operations can be carried out effectively. A project geologist should also collect data regarding seismic occurrences and various formations, as well as identify risks associated with the operations so managers can decide whether work should continue in certain sites. In some positions, a project geologist is tasked with identifying new sites for carrying out company operations as well. Project geologists also perform tests to identify specific spots for carrying out drilling operations.Read More...
The tests that a project geologist carries out are often aided by computer programs such as Petra and SES Geosteering, with which the geologist should already have experience. The results of a geologist’s tests should be organized and reported to management and other parties within a company. A project geologist should also keep up to date with the latest developments in equipment to continuously improve their methods. Additionally, this person should keep track of developments and data in other companies to find out about new opportunities and methods.
Some positions require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, while others may require at least a master’s degree. A geologist should be able to work well on a team as well. The projects are carried out both indoors and outdoors; therefore, a geologist should be able to work in various weather conditions.
Project Geologist Tasks
- Lead field assignments.
- Oversee construction and support of permitting and environmental compliance and safety practice areas.
- Oversee field staff and contractors supporting investigation, remediation, or operation and maintenance activities.
- Log soil borings and rock cores, design and oversee groundwater monitoring well installations.
- Plan, manage, execute, and document environmental sampling activities.
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Pay by Experience Level for Project Geologist
Pay by Experience for a Project Geologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Geologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Geologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Project Geologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 42 salaries. A Project Geologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 10 salaries.
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