A Geologist in Perth, Western Australia earns an average salary of AU$94,957 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

AU$60,402 - AU$130,198
AU$60K
AU$95K
AU$130K
MEDIAN: AU$94,957
10%
50%
90%
AU$23.49 - AU$69.25
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$35.00
50%
AU$0AU$140K
Salary AU$60,402 - AU$130,198
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$24,917
Profit Sharing AU$5,000
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$59,180 - AU$140,297
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 100
Hourly Data AU$0AU$69
Hourly Rate AU$35.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$140K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$24,917
Profit Sharing AU$5,000
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$59,180 - AU$140,297
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

▲36%

▲20%

National Average
AU$98,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 63%