The average pay for a Geologist is C$76,299 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.

C$49,744 - C$111,692
C$50K
C$78K
C$110K
MEDIAN: C$78,204
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50%
90%
C$23.24 - C$60.92
C$23
C$34
C$61
MEDIAN: C$34.11
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50%
90%
C$0C$121K
Salary C$49,744 - C$111,692
Bonus C$0.00 - C$20,347
Profit Sharing C$1,965
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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C$49,997 - C$121,253
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 129
Hourly Data C$0C$60
Hourly Rate C$23.24 - C$60.92
Overtime C$39.99
Annual Data C$0C$121K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$20,347
Profit Sharing C$1,965
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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C$49,997 - C$121,253
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

Geologist Job Listings

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 C$70,000 based on 101 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 C$84,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Geologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$98,000 based on 25 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 C$115,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$79,291

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

Geologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Geologist?

Geologist in Sault Ste Marie:
"Lots of time spent away from home."
Pros: Looking at rocks.
Cons: Poor companies and hours.

Geologist in Newfoundland:
"Mine Geology: Whatever Can't be Grown or Caught Must be Mined."
Pros: -Work with a variety of professionals. -Excellent profession for life long learning. -Exploring and discovering minerals and mining them can be very exciting and fast paced. -Where you work changes everyday from offices, underground, open pit mining environments, to the middle of nowhere requiring helicopters, ski-doos and ATV's to commute to work.
Cons: -Frequent decision making can make the job stressful. -This industry requires persistence, and a high tolerance for project failure. Most mineral plays never make it into production, of no fault of the explorer. The job is entirely subject to market conditions, government regulations. Furthermore minerals are a finite resource often located in a variety of area generating projects that don't quite make the cut, or are to expensive to explore. -Often requires relocation or long commutes which makes this job difficult for families and friends.

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Key Stats for Geologist

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

▲23%

▲6%

National Average
C$79,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 38%