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Staff Geologist Salary

The average pay for a Staff Geologist is $48,333 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$37,129 - $69,066
(Median)
$37K
$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,332
10%
50%
90%

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$16.30 - $27.10
(Median)
$16
$22
$27
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,129 - $69,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,030  
Profit Sharing
$433.59 - $17,541  
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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$37,549 - $71,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.30 - $27.10  
   
Overtime
$18.44 - $36.54  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$433.59 - $17,541  
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).
)
$37,549 - $71,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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Job Description for Staff Geologist

Staff geologists support geological projects for their organization. They are responsible for examining conditions in the environment, creating environmental reports that will help ongoing research, providing oral and written geological expertise, and developing and designing methodologies to help improve existing procedures related to data collection. Staff geologists perform physical tasks related to fieldwork, as well as work with a consulting team to collect and output data for their employer.

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Staff Geologist Tasks

  • Communicate with diverse groups like landmen, marketers, regulatory personnel, etc.
  • Generate data and visualizations such as mineral charts, soil analyses, groundwater modeling, maps, etc.
  • Review, integrate, quality control and collect data for geologic, hydrologic and other databases.
  • Investigate sites, take samples, and oversee delineation of land and active worksites.

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Experience Affects Staff Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%


National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Staff Geologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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