Staff Geologist Salary

The average pay for a Staff Geologist is $48,082 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$37,245 - $68,380
(Median)
$37K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,081
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50%
90%

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$16.48 - $28.18
(Median)
$16
$22
$28
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,245 - $68,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,770  
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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$37,686 - $70,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $28.18  
   
Overtime
$18.39 - $37.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,770  
   
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).
)
$37,686 - $70,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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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What is it like working as a Staff Geologist?

Staff Geologist in Seattle:
"Staff Geologist at Engineering Startup."
Pros: Experience and employer flexibility are the two good qualities of the position. Working as a junior staff at a startup engineering firm allows for employees to gain valuable experience much sooner than at a larger company. Less senior employees means that work which would typically go to a mid/senior level employee instead goes to junior staff. Additionally, project manager tend to be more flexible with scheduling, hours, and PTO in general. Less work is usually available, which allows for flexibility in the workplace. .
Cons: Fewer projects and low pay/benefits. There is less work in down periods for small engineering firms. Additionally, pay tends to be much lower due to manager attempting to keep low overhead costs.

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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 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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