Avg. Base Salary (AUD)
The average salary for a Geochemist is AU$98,294
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Geochemists?
An early career Geochemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$85,384 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Geochemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$120,000 based on 8 salaries.
What Do Geochemists Do?
A geochemist examines and analyzes the chemical composition of the earth's soil, typically using samples from specific areas; these specialized scientists normally work in an environmental capacity. When working for the government, the geochemist often examines and attempts to quantify the impact of industrial and business enterprises on surrounding soil and land quality. In the private sector, companies may employ or subcontract a geochemist to measure these impacts to avoid penalties or …Read more
- Conduct geochemical or burial history modeling of water-rock systems and other data analyses.
- Collaborate with teams to assess source rock distribution, hydrocarbon volumes, and quality.
- Perform reservoir characterization through geochemical methods.
- Collect and analyze field samples and laboratory tests.