Geologist Salary

The average pay for a Geologist is R287,118 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.

R121,408 - R504,829
(Median)
R120K
R290K
R500K
MEDIAN: R287,117
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R0R180KR360KR540K
Salary
R121,408 - R504,829  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R58,555  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R30,000  
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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R128,509 - R531,131  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 338
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 274%

Experienced
up arrow 68%


National Average
R296,000


Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 25%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
R296,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%



Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

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: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 38%
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