A Sr. Geologist earns an average salary of $97,790 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Borehole Formation Evaluation (FE) and Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$69,602 - $194,044
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MEDIAN: $97,789
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$36.16 - $100.84
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$69,602 - $194,044  
   
Bonus
$1,007 - $38,783  
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
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$70,317 - $216,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$43.46  
   
Overtime
$44.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Bonus
$1,007 - $38,783  
   
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
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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$70,317 - $216,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Sr. Geologist

A senior geologist is a high-level professional who is responsible for overseeing geological operations for a company. There are a wide variety of fields that employ geologists, ranging from petroleum to mining to specialized construction, and a senior geologist is (or several senior geologists are) employed to coordinate geology-related tasks. Depending on the field, the specific tasks of the senior geologist can vary widely. For example, in the petroleum industry, the senior geologist analyzes the geological makeup of potential drilling sites and tests the location's stratigraphic properties to ensure suitability for drilling and safety. Senior geologists are also employed to use geophysical and geotechnical techniques to locate and secure mineral deposits, develop mining structures and operations, and establish natural gas drilling sites, among other tasks.

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Sr. Geologist Tasks

  • Use software to generate complex maps such as cross sections, isopach, seismic or deposit models, etc.
  • Prepare, submit, and document budgets and costs to explain budget variances.
  • Supervise teams of engineers, direct activity, and make recommendations regarding feasibility and safety.

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National Average: $100,773

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Key Stats for Sr. Geologist

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Sr. Geologist Salaries


National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Sr. Geologist Salaries

Borehole Formation Evaluation (FE)
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National Average
$101,000

Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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