Staff Geologist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Staff Geologist is $48,459 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Staff Geologist Salary (?
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$37,480 - $68,067
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,458
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Staff Geologist Salary (?
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$14.94 - $27.07
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,480 - $68,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,341  
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $17,482  
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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$37,542 - $70,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 330
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $27.07  
   
Overtime
$18.65 - $36.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,341  
   
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $17,482  
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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$37,542 - $70,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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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$49,000
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Experience Affects Staff Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Staff Geologist Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$49,000
Technical Writing
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Environmental Consulting
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%