The average pay for a Geologist is R306,913 per year. Experience strongly influences 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.

R145,460 - R616,637
(Median)
R150K
R310K
R620K
MEDIAN: R306,913
10%
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National Salary Data (?
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R0R270KR540KR810K
Salary
R145,460 - R616,637  
   
Bonus
R8,243 - R121,641  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R59,180  
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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R166,014 - R780,740  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R318,401

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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 248%

Experienced
up arrow 76%


National Average
R318,000


Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

National Average
R318,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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