Geologist

Geologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$87,000
$54,000
Min 10%
$87,000
Median 50%
$142,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exxon Mobil
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a geologist make?
Geologists in America make, on average, $87,999 a year or $42.31 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $142,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $54,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Geologists are Professional companies and Finance companies. Some of the states with the best Geologist salaries are District of Columbia, Texas, Alaska, Oklahoma, and Hawaii. The typical employment for a Geologist is 3.5 years.
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Average Geologist Salary By Company

Geologists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Professional companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Exxon Mobil or Marathon Oil will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like BP America and Shell pay their Geologists very well.

Average Geologist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Geologist in the United States is $87,999 per year or $42.31 per hour. Washington, DC reports the highest Geologist salaries at $122,914 per year. The average starting salary in Washington, DC for Geologists is $77,000. District of Columbia, Texas, Alaska, Oklahoma, and Hawaii are the highest paying states. Kentucky, Arizona, and Oregon have the lowest Geologist salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Washington, DC
$122,914
2
Fort Worth, TX
$109,923
3
Anchorage, AK
$96,867
4
Oklahoma City, OK
$91,213
5
Oakland, CA
$89,543

Average Geologist Pay By Industry

Wages for Geologists can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Energy companies, Manufacturing companies, and Construction companies pay their Geologists well. Energy companies pay their Geologists the highest wages, averaging $98,174 per year. Manufacturing companies and Construction companies pay well too, at $86,336 and $81,792, respectively. At $72,007, the average salary for Geologists in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Energy
$98,174
2
Manufacturing
$86,336
3
Construction
$81,792
4
Professional
$72,007

Recently Added Geologist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
State of Wyoming
Geologist
01/28/2020
$44,662
Geologist
01/23/2020
$46,087
12/27/2019
$39,260
11/29/2019
$42,780
11/27/2019
$33,377
Geologist
11/25/2019
$70,737
Bureau of Land Management
Geologist
11/25/2019
$51,440
11/09/2019
$50,000
11/06/2019
$57,000
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Geologist
10/24/2019
$42,246
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