Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Geologist is $58,893
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Geologists?
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 $48,978 based on 141 salaries. An early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,656 based on 682 salaries. A mid-career Geologist …Read more
What Do Geologists Do?
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 …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.