AU$91,215
Avg. Salary
AU$35.77
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$9,835

Bonus

AU$2,017

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Geologist is AU$35.77 per hour.

The average pay for a Geologist is AU$91,215 per year.

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AU$22.78
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MEDIAN AU$35.77
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MEDIAN AU$91,215
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MEDIAN: AU$91,215
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AU$0AU$144K
Salary AU$59,396 - AU$131,853
Bonus AU$1,990 - AU$20,217
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$48,479
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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AU$57,144 - AU$144,037
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 255
Hourly Data AU$0AU$81
Hourly Rate AU$22.78 - AU$81.05
Overtime AU$25.43
Annual Data AU$0AU$144K
Bonus AU$1,990 - AU$20,217
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$48,479
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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AU$57,144 - AU$144,037
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

Job Description for Geologist

Geologists have both theoretical and scientific duties, as well as many practical responsibilities, so wide-ranging knowledge in different areas is important in this position. A bachelor's degree in geology is generally required, and knowledge of mathematics, geology, chemistry, and physics is also necessary. Geologists must also have good communication and writing skills, knowledge of all relevant laws and regulations, and knowledge of software development to analyze geological data. As with most careers in the sciences, writing research papers may be a significant part of the job, and these may be presented at conferences. Some geologists also teach at universities.

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Geologist Tasks
  • Review, integrate, quality control and collect data for geologic, hydrologic and other databases.
  • Investigate sites, take samples, and oversee delineation of land and active worksites.
  • Communicate with diverse groups like landmen, marketers, regulatory personnel, etc.
  • Generate data and visualizations such as mineral charts, soil analyses, groundwater modeling, maps, etc.

Geologist Pay By Employer

$0$156K

Arcadis, Inc.
37 profiles
$50,477

$55,094

$69,699

$123,163

CH2M Hill
6 profiles
$59,450

$50,565

$50,387

$48,572

$59,164

$56,010

Common Career Paths for Geologist


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Popular Skills for Geologist

Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

Pay by Experience for a Geologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Geologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$84,000 based on 196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$107,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Geologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$128,000 based on 40 salaries. A Geologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$150,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

47%

7%

7%

-11%

National Average: AU$91,898

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Geologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Geologist?

Geologist in Perth:
"Personally it is rewarding and challenging at the same time."
Pros: The opportunity to work on different projects around the world
Cons: There could be difference in opinions at times between the management and employees

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Key Stats for Geologist

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

▲63%

▲40%

▲17%

National Average
AU$92,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 74%