A Mid-Career Sr. Geologist earns an average salary of AU$132,031 per year.

AU$95,646 - AU$157,005
AU$96K
AU$130K
AU$160K
MEDIAN: AU$129,346
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AU$0AU$164K
Salary AU$95,646 - AU$157,005
Bonus AU$5,034 - AU$21,852
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AU$96,404 - AU$164,430
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

Job Description for Sr. Geologist

A senior geologist is a high-level professional who is responsible for overseeing geological operations for a company. There are a wide variety of fields that employ geologists, ranging from petroleum to mining to specialized construction, and a senior geologist is (or several senior geologists are) employed to coordinate geology-related tasks. Depending on the field, the specific tasks of the senior geologist can vary widely. For example, in the petroleum industry, the senior geologist analyzes the geological makeup of potential drilling sites and tests the location's stratigraphic properties to ensure suitability for drilling and safety. Senior geologists are also employed to use geophysical and geotechnical techniques to locate and secure mineral deposits, develop mining structures and operations, and establish natural gas drilling sites, among other tasks.

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Sr. Geologist Tasks

  • Use software to generate complex maps such as cross sections, isopach, seismic or deposit models, etc.
  • Prepare, submit, and document budgets and costs to explain budget variances.
  • Supervise teams of engineers, direct activity, and make recommendations regarding feasibility and safety.

Sr. Geologist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$132,137

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Key Stats for Sr. Geologist

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %
5-9 years
67%
10-19 years
33%

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 78%