The average pay for a Geologist is R313,112 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. A skill in Database Management & Reporting is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

R170,481 - R814,441
R170K
R360K
R810K
MEDIAN: R361,578
10%
50%
90%
R0R982K
Salary R170,481 - R814,441
Bonus R5,087 - R175,000
Profit Sharing R1,957 - R255,321
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).
)
R191,285 - R982,519
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 144

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Geologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Geologist

Pay by Experience Level for Geologist

Pay by Experience for a Geologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Geologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R295,000 based on 81 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R432,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Geologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R600,000 based on 13 salaries. A Geologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R1,455,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R372,253

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Geologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Geologist?

Geologist in solwezi:
"It's sometimes exciting."
Pros: Analysis of of the findings I make, as well as solving different problems.
Cons: Not being given enough opportunities to showcase what I can I do.

Geologist in Johannesburg:
"Pretty good."
Pros: I enjoy mining and discovering new phenomenon.
Cons: Office conditions.

Geologist in Phalaborwa:
"Tough Environment. Very High Chance Of Being Far From A City."
Pros: Exploration can be exciting at times. Mining becomes dull very quickly but has its moments.
Cons: Far, lonely. Boring. Not much growth if you are white. Can be very difficult on any relationship.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Geologist

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
7%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲291%

Experienced
▲61%

▲16%

National Average
R372,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Geologist Salaries

National Average
R372,000

Database Management & Reporting
▼1%

Project Management
▼8%





Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 27%
ADVERTISEMENT