Research Geologist

Research Geologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$82,000
$41,000
Min 10%
$82,000
Median 50%
$162,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exxon Mobil
Highest Paying City
Midland, TX
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a research geologist make?
The national average salary for a Research Geologist in the United States is $82,213 per year or $39.53 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $162,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $41,000 per year. The best states for high paying Research Geologist jobs are District of Columbia, Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The typical tenure for a Research Geologist is 3.0 years.
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Average Research Geologist Salary By Location

As a Research Geologist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $82,213 per year or $39.53 per hour. The top city when it comes to Research Geologist salaries is Midland, TX at $132,113 per year. The average entry-level salary in Midland, TX is $79,000. Some of the states with the best Research Geologist salaries are District of Columbia, Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Delaware, and Louisiana. New York, Ohio, and South Carolina have the lowest Research Geologist salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Midland, TX
$132,113
2
Houston, TX
$128,248
3
San Ramon, CA
$100,937
4
Golden, CO
$96,011
5
Iliamna, AK
$90,727

Average Research Geologist Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Research Geologist makes. Research Geologists at Exxon Mobil and Chevron report the highest salaries.

Recently Added Research Geologist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
10/31/2019
$74,596
Geological Survey
Research Geologist
10/28/2019
$88,704
Department of The Interior
Research Geologist
10/04/2019
$74,596
Geological Survey
Research Geologist
09/21/2019
$74,596
Geological Survey
Research Geologist
08/26/2019
$81,451
Geological Survey
Research Geologist
07/30/2019
$76,730
Department of The Interior
Research Geologist
06/08/2019
$82,721
Geological Survey
Research Geologist
05/31/2019
$82,721