Average Experienced Geologist Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Geologist is $77,810.
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$53k - $147k
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$20 - $61k
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$52k - $154k

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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, Data Analysis, Technical Writing, Project Management 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 $47,722 based on 240 salaries. An early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,853 based on 854 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,559 based on 402 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,914.
Employees with Geologist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 61.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (22.1% more) and Sacramento, California (13.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (10.0% less), Poulsbo, Washington (7.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.6% less).

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