A Geologist in Brisbane, Queensland earns an average salary of AU$91,859 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

AU$51,823 - AU$135,262
AU$52K
AU$92K
AU$140K
MEDIAN: AU$91,859
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$148K
Salary AU$51,823 - AU$135,262
Bonus AU$4,818 - AU$16,943
Profit Sharing AU$0.00
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AU$58,175 - AU$148,622
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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 Job Listings

Key Stats for Geologist

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

▲21%

National Average
AU$97,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 67%