$56,844
Avg. Salary
$23.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,250

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Staff Geologist with Technical Writing skills is $23.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Staff Geologist with Technical Writing skills is $56,844 per year.

$21.80
10%
$23.21
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$24.48
90%
MEDIAN $23.21
$37k
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$57k
50%
$72k
90%
MEDIAN $56,844
$37,281 - $71,852
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$72K
MEDIAN: $56,844
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$0$71K
Salary $37,281 - $71,852
Bonus $0.00 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$43,387 - $71,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $23.21
Overtime $24.91
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$43,387 - $71,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

Job Description for Staff Geologist

Staff geologists support geological projects for their organization. They are responsible for examining conditions in the environment, creating environmental reports that will help ongoing research, providing oral and written geological expertise, and developing and designing methodologies to help improve existing procedures related to data collection. Staff geologists perform physical tasks related to fieldwork, as well as work with a consulting team to collect and output data for their employer.

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Staff 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.

Staff Geologist Job Listings

Staff Geologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Staff Geologist?

Staff Geologist in Georgia:
"Fun work for good pay."
Pros: Working with scientists and engineers. Working outdoors 60% of the time. Lots of opportunity to find even more exciting and better paying jobs.
Cons: Over qualified for work; lots of great education from school that is not being applied.

Staff Geologist in Long Beach:
"Only a good job if you're a white male."
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Gender discrimination, Grand Canyon-like wage gap, average age of environmental industry, shady employers.

Staff Geologist in Seattle:
"Staff Geologist at Engineering Startup."
Pros: Experience and employer flexibility are the two good qualities of the position. Working as a junior staff at a startup engineering firm allows for employees to gain valuable experience much sooner than at a larger company. Less senior employees means that work which would typically go to a mid/senior level employee instead goes to junior staff. Additionally, project manager tend to be more flexible with scheduling, hours, and PTO in general. Less work is usually available, which allows for flexibility in the workplace. .
Cons: Fewer projects and low pay/benefits. There is less work in down periods for small engineering firms. Additionally, pay tends to be much lower due to manager attempting to keep low overhead costs.

Key Stats for Staff Geologist

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
5-9 years
97%
10-19 years
3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%