The average salary for a Geologist in Houston, Texas is $102,150.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Geologist
The top respondents for the job title Geologist are from the companies ExxonMobil Corporation, Halliburton Energy Services and Chevron Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Chevron Corporation where the average pay is $150,000. Halliburton Energy Services pays the lowest at around $79,000.
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Popular Skills for Geologist
Skills in Data Analysis, Project Management, Microsoft Excel and Data Modeling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
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 $60,678 based on 14 salaries. An early career Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,407 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,585 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $125,492 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $190,000.
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (52.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (50.0% less) and New York, New York (44.5% less).
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