SENIOR GEOLOGIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$86,000
$47,000
Min 10%
$86,000
Median 50%
$157,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exxon Mobil
Highest Paying City
Denver, CO
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
5.5 years
How much does a senior geologist make?
Senior Geologists in America make, on average, $86,406 a year or $41.54 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $47,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $157,000. Professional companies and Utilities companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. States with the highest Senior Geologist salaries include Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Maine. Most Senior Geologists spend 5.5 years in the position.

Average Senior Geologist Salary By Company

There is good job security in Senior Geologist positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Senior Geologists are in Professional companies and Utilities companies. Exxon Mobil and Marathon Oil are the best paying companies for Senior Geologists. If you can find a job at a company like Noble Energy or Chevron, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Senior Geologists.

Average Senior Geologist Salary By Location

Across America, Senior Geologists make on average $86,406 annually or $41.54 hourly. Denver, CO reports the highest Senior Geologist salaries at $124,350 per year. The average starting salary in Denver, CO for Senior Geologists is $83,000. Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Maine are the states with the highest payscale for Senior Geologists. On the other hand, California, South Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Florida report the lowest wages for Senior Geologists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Denver, CO
$124,350
2
Albany, NY
$115,849
3
Salt Lake City, UT
$115,021
4
Sunnyvale, CA
$114,934
5
Wichita, KS
$113,097

Average Senior Geologist Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Senior Geologist works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Utilities companies, Energy companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Senior Geologists well. Utilities companies pay their Senior Geologists the highest wages, averaging $94,895 per year. Energy companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $83,761 and $83,018, respectively. The average salary for Senior Geologists in the Construction industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $77,658.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Utilities
$94,895
2
Energy
$83,761
3
Manufacturing
$83,018
4
Finance
$82,243
5
Professional
$78,154

RECENTLY ADDED Senior Geologist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Logic Environmental
Senior Geologist
08/31/2019
$60,000
02/28/2019
$250,000