Geologist Salary (South Africa)

The average pay for a Geologist is R258,819 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 Total Pay (?
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R117,802 - R497,955
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National Salary Data

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R117,802 - R497,955  
   
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R0.00 - R58,555  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R29,799  
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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R119,607 - R528,654  
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Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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R276,000
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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
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Experienced
up arrow 63%
National Average
R276,000

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 34%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
National Average
R276,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 40 votes.
Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 37%
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