Project Geologist Salary

For Project Geologists, annual average wages total $60K per year. In the world of Project Geologists, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $84K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction for Project Geologists is high. Male Project Geologists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$46,139 - $80,163
$46K
$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,693
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$17.16 - $39.31
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$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$46,139 - $80,163  
   
Bonus
$463.69 - $7,757  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $9,933  
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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$46,361 - $83,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.16 - $39.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$20.76 - $47.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$463.69 - $7,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $9,933  
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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$46,361 - $83,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Project Geologist


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For Project Geologists, progressing to a Senior Geologist role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Geologist can earn $85K annually.

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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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Key Stats for Project Geologist

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Project Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$60,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Project Geologist Salaries


National Average
$60,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%