Project Geologist Salary

Earnings for Project Geologists in the United States come in at around $59K per year on average. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Project Geologists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,387 - $79,762
$48K
$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,554
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$20.58 - $39.75
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MEDIAN: $28.30
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$0$82K
Salary $48,387 - $79,762
Bonus $257.60 - $9,981
Profit Sharing $101.37 - $12,122
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,554 - $82,773
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 111
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $20.58 - $39.75
Hourly Tips $0.63
Overtime $20.92 - $47.01
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $257.60 - $9,981
Profit Sharing $101.37 - $12,122
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,554 - $82,773
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Project Geologist

A project geologist works in fields such as drilling and mining. They gather data at a site, analyze it, and create maps so that operations can be carried out effectively. A project geologist should also collect data regarding seismic occurrences and various formations, as well as identify risks associated with the operations so managers can decide whether work should continue in certain sites. In some positions, a project geologist is tasked with identifying new sites for carrying out company operations as well. Project geologists also perform tests to identify specific spots for carrying out drilling operations.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Project Geologist


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Project Geologists may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Geologist, where median compensation is $85K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Geologist

Pay by Experience for a Project Geologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Geologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Geologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Project Geologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 42 salaries. A Project Geologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Project Geologist

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Project Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$60,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Project Geologist Salaries


National Average
$60,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%
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