Average Geologist with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Skills Salary

$52,402
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,040
Bonus
$2,890
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The average salary for a Geologist with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills is $52,402.
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Salary
$40k - $85k
Bonus
$255 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$101 - $49k
Total Pay
$39k - $87k

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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 in Environmental Consulting, Technical Writing, Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $47,426 based on 72 salaries. An early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,672 based on 249 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,624 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,208 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,850.
Employees with Geologist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 43.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (22.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (17.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Corpus Christi, Texas (18.8% less), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (10.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 493 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.6%
Early Career
50.5%
Mid Career
21.7%
Experienced
9.1%
Late Career
4.1%

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