Staff Geologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$98,000
$61,000
Min 10%
$98,000
Median 50%
$159,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Occidental Petroleum
Highest Paying City
Beaumont, TX
Highest Paying State
Pennsylvania
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a staff geologist make?
The national average salary for a Staff Geologist in the U.S. is $99,079 annually or $47.63 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $159,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $61,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Staff Geologists are in Professional companies and Technology companies. Some of the states with the best Staff Geologist salaries are Pennsylvania, Texas, Maryland, Louisiana, and Virginia. The typical tenure for a Staff Geologist is 3.1 years.
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Average Staff Geologist Salary By Location

Staff Geologists in the US makes an average salary of $99,079 per year or $47.63 per hour. The city with the highest Staff Geologist salary is Beaumont, TX at $123,086 per year. Even an entry-level Staff Geologist makes $65,000 per year in Beaumont, TX. Pennsylvania, Texas, Maryland, Louisiana, and Virginia are the states with the highest payscale for Staff Geologists. Vermont, Indiana, Washington, Idaho, and Arizona are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Staff Geologist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Staff Geologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Staff Geologist Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Staff Geologist makes. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Staff Geologists are Professional companies and Technology companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Staff Geologists are Occidental Petroleum and ConocoPhillips. If you can find a job at a company like Murphy Exploration & Production Company USA or Core Laboratories, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Staff Geologists.

Average Staff Geologist Pay By Industry

Wages for Staff Geologists can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Energy companies, Manufacturing companies, and Construction companies tend to have the highest salaries for Staff Geologists. Salaries for Staff Geologists in Energy companies average $115,643 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Construction companies pay $98,986 and $96,876, respectively. The types of companies that pay Staff Geologists the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $91,834.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$115,643
$116k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$98,986
$99k
Construction
Construction
$96,876
$97k
Technology
Technology
$94,010
$94k
Professional
Professional
$91,834
$92k

Staff Geologist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Staff Geologist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Enviroforensics LLC
Staff Geologist
03/10/2019
$46,998
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Senior Staff Geologist
02/27/2019
$45,781
02/26/2019
$189,599
02/25/2019
$176,371
02/25/2019
$189,599
Ardaman & Associates, Inc.
Staff Geologist
02/07/2019
$50,336
06/06/2018
$70,000
02/15/2018
$176,371
10/02/2017
$135,678
Staff Geologist
06/06/2017
$45,784
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