The average salary for a Geologist in Canada is C$76,265.
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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 mo…Read more
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Geologist
Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Data Analysis, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Pay by Experience Level for Geologist
An entry-level Geologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$51,739 based on 19 salaries. An early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$69,660 based on 111 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$82,407 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$91,270 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$112,165.
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Employees with Geologist in their job title in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan earn an average of 18.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (9.8% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Edmonton, Alberta (18.0% less), Toronto, Ontario (3.2% less) and Timmins, Ontario (3.0% less).
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