Average Geologist Salary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$49,097
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$715
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The average salary for a Geologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is $49,097.
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MEDIAN $49,097
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Salary
$39k - $100k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $715
Total Pay
$39k - $94k

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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 Microsoft Excel and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Environmental Consulting and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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 $45,009 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,250 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,715 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Geologist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 104.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (52.0% more) and Dallas, Texas (32.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 28 survey responses.
Early Career
42.9%
Mid Career
35.7%
Experienced
21.4%