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Geologist Salary (South Africa)

The average pay for a Geologist is R261,546 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in Database Management & Reporting is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Geologist Salary (?
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R119,465 - R492,157
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MEDIAN: R261,546
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National Salary Data

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Salary
R119,465 - R492,157  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R59,432  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R29,590  
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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R121,358 - R521,428  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

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Pay Difference By Location

Kimberley
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Pretoria
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R280,000
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Durban
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Geologist Reviews

What is it like working as a Geologist?
Geologist in Phalaborwa:
"Tough Environment. Very High Chance Of Being Far From A City."
Pros: Exploration can be exciting at times. Mining becomes dull very quickly but has its moments.
Cons: Far, lonely. Boring. Not much growth if you are white. Can be very difficult on any relationship.

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Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 302%
Experienced
up arrow 61%
National Average
R280,000

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 20%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
R280,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 38%