Average Project Geologist Salary

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The average salary for a Project Geologist is $60,601.
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$47k - $82k
$487 - $10k
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$206 - $5k
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$48k - $85k

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Job Description for Project Geologist

Project Geologist Tasks
  • Lead field assignments.
  • Oversee construction and support of permitting and environmental compliance and safety practice areas.
  • Oversee field staff and contractors supporting investigation, remediation, or operation and maintenance activities.
  • Log soil borings and rock cores, design and oversee groundwater monitoring well installations.
  • Plan, manage, execute, and document environmental sampling activities.

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Project Geologist
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Popular Skills for Project Geologist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Project Geologist

An entry-level Project Geologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,024 based on 11 salaries. An early career Project Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,290 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career Project Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,077 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Project Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,521 based on 83 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,810.
Employees with Project Geologist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 32.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (10.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.9% less) and Seattle, Washington (3.1% less).

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