A Staff Geologist earns an average salary of $48,216 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Staff Geologist Total Pay (?
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$37,438 - $68,255
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48K
56K
68K
MEDIAN: $48,215
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Staff Geologist Total Pay (?
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$14.95 - $26.83
(Median)
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27
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,438 - $68,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
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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$37,616 - $70,037  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $26.83  
   
Overtime
$18.44 - $35.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
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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$37,616 - $70,037  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 388
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Job Description for Staff Geologist
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Geologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Irvine
up arrow 15%
National Average
$49,000
Seattle
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Experience Affects Staff Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Staff Geologist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 2%
National Average
$49,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
Environmental Consulting
up arrow 5%
Environmental Compliance
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 12%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 122 votes.
Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%
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