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.