Average Late-Career Geologist Salary

$96,352
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,000
Bonus
$10,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Geologist is $96,352.
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$60k
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$96k
90%
$169k
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Salary
$60k - $169k
Bonus
$1k - $40k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $136k
Total Pay
$59k - $199k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Data Analysis, Technical Writing 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 $47,754 based on 229 salaries. An early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,082 based on 838 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,885 based on 391 salaries. An experienced Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,086 based on 288 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,746 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.1%
Early Career
48.0%
Mid Career
22.4%
Experienced
16.5%

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