The average salary for an Entry-Level Geologist with Microsoft Word skills is $46,890.
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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 in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Microsoft Excel and Environmental Consulting.
Pay by Experience Level for Geologist
An early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,794 based on 118 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,692 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,879 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,807.
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