Average Early-Career Geologist with Microsoft Word Skills Salary

$50,044
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$3,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Geologist with Microsoft Word skills is $50,044.
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$36k
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$65k
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Job Description for Geologist

Geologist Tasks
  • 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 in Environmental Consulting, Technical Writing, Data Analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $47,562 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,063 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,879 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,807.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Geologist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 19.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (15.9% more) and Denver, Colorado (14.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Corpus Christi, Texas (16.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 128 survey responses.
Entry Level
25.8%
Mid Career
35.9%
Experienced
25.0%
Late Career
13.3%

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