The average salary for a Geologist with Microsoft Word skills in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is $57,500.
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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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Skills in Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Environmental Consulting and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
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Employees with Geologist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 47.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (13.0% more) and Denver, Colorado (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Corpus Christi, Texas (27.0% less).
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