Geologist Salary

The average pay for a Geologist is R295,018 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Database Management & Reporting and Project Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

R123,067 - R512,252

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R123,067 - R512,252  
R0.00 - R52,219  
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R0.00 - R30,000  
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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).
R136,221 - R540,124  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 329
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Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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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

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National Average

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
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Project Management
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 37%