Geologist Salary

The average pay for a Geologist is R284,312 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.

R121,255 - R500,787
(Median)
R120K
R280K
R500K
MEDIAN: R284,311
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R0R180KR360KR540K
Salary
R121,255 - R500,787  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R59,305  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R30,410  
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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R127,521 - R528,492  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346

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Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

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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 277%

Experienced
up arrow 68%


National Average
R294,000


Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 26%

Project Management
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
R294,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 38%