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Geologist Salary

$90,891 (USD)

Average Salary

$44/hr

Average Hourly

$2,654

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for a Geologist is $90,891 a year and $44 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Geologist is between $64,078 and $112,715. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Geologist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Studies the composition, structure, and history of the earth's crust and ocean bottom.
  • Analyzes rocks, minerals, and fossil remains to identify and determine sequence of processes affecting the development of earth.
  • Utilizes knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to explain these phenomena and to help locate mineral, geothermal, and petroleum deposits and underground water resources.
  • Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of both theories and principles.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Geologist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Job family population: 29,260

Estimated population of Geologist jobs: 2,661

Rate of error: 3.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$105,367
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Geologist Job Listings for United States

Geologist
Dec 2
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Eagle River Energy Advisors, LLC
Geologist The primary role of the Geologist will be to lead Eagle River's geologic assessment of oil and gas properties. This includes, but is not limited to, geologic mapping of oil and gas basins ...
Geologist
Nov 20
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Stratus Environmental Inc.
Staff Geologist Stratus Environmental, Inc. has a full-time opening for a Staff Geologist in its Cameron Park office. Stratus is a full-service environmental engineering and consulting firm founded ...
Geologist I
Dec 5
Pittsburgh, United States
WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff
Geologist I (ID# 43777) Pittsburgh, PA Category: Geology Job Type: Full Time Minimum Experience: 1-4 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree Job Description At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right ...
Entry-level Geologist
Dec 6
Austin, United States
Amec Foster Wheeler
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking an Entry-Level Geologist with 0 2 years of environmental experience to join our Austin, Texas office and become an integral member of our ...
Environmental Project Geologist
Dec 4
Marietta, GA, USA
EarthCon Consultants, Inc,
Bachelor's degree in engineering, geology, environmental science or a related discipline. * 2 to 10 years work experience in environmental site assessments. * Experience with performing environmental ...

The average pay for a Geologist is $90,891 a year and $44 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Geologist is between $64,078 and $112,715. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Geologist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Staff Geologist Stratus Environmental, Inc. has a full-time opening for a Staff Geologist in its Cameron Park office. Stratus is a full-service environmental engineering and consulting firm founded ...
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