A Geologist with Microsoft Excel skills earns an average salary of AU$90,840 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$53,000 - AU$124,766
AU$53K
AU$91K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$90,840
10%
50%
90%
AU$23.58 - AU$35.61
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$27.85
50%
AU$0AU$129K
Salary AU$53,000 - AU$124,766
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$16,000
Profit Sharing AU$2,035
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$50,305 - AU$129,383
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$27.85
Overtime AU$30.70
Annual Data AU$0AU$129K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$16,000
Profit Sharing AU$2,035
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$50,305 - AU$129,383
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$90,606

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

Key Stats for Geologist

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
AU$91,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 76%