The average salary for a Late-Career Geologist is $96,352.
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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 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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