Average Geologist Salary in San Francisco, California

$65,123
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$0
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$5,000
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The average salary for a Geologist in San Francisco, California is $65,123.
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$45k
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MEDIAN $65,123
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$45k - $115k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$45k - $106k

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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.

Career Paths

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Geologist
Sr. Geologist
Staff Geologist
Project Geologist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Geologist

Skills in Environmental Consulting, Technical Writing and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

An early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,000 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Geologist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 54.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (14.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (25.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (21.6% less) and New York, New York (12.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 30 survey responses.
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
30.0%
Experienced
30.0%