The average salary for a Geologist with Microsoft Excel skills is $56,860.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Geologist
The top respondents for the job title Geologist are from the companies Arcadis, Inc., Aecom Corporation and Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc.,. Reported salaries are highest at Chevron Corporation where the average pay is $81,046. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aecom Corporation, earning around $58,000. Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc., pays the lowest at around $47,749. Arcadis, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,755.
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Popular Skills for Geologist
Skills in Technical Writing, Data Analysis and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Consulting.
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 $45,379 based on 55 salaries. An early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,108 based on 192 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,176 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,361 based on 52 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,951.
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Employees with Geologist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 77.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (28.9% more) and Denver, Colorado (27.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sacramento, California (10.3% less).
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