Geologist Salary in the US

$59,780
per year
per month
$4,980
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,800/year
Bonus
$230/month

Geologist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Geologist is $59,780 per year ($4,980 per month), which is $6,290 (+12%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Geologist can expect an average starting salary of $42,600. The highest salaries can exceed $126,430.
$42,600
Low
$59,780
Average salary
$126,430
High
$3,550
Low
$4,980
Average salary
$10,540
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$500
$73,700
$147,930
Salary$42,600 - 126,430
Bonus$500 - 21,500
Total Pay$43,100 - 147,930
$40
$6,150
$12,330
Salary$3,550 - 10,540
Bonus$40 - 1,790
Total Pay$3,590 - 12,330

Geologist Salary Range

Low
$42,600
Average salary
$59,780
Senior
$79,370
High
$126,430
Low
$3,550
Average salary
$4,980
Senior
$6,610
High
$10,540
Among Geologists in the U.S., Mining Geologists, Petroleum Geologists and Senior Geologists on average have higher salaries.

Geologist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Geologist$81K/year
+36% 
Petroleum Geologist$77K/year
+28% 
Planetary Geologist$75K/year
+26% 
Mining Geologist$74K/year
+23% 
Marine Geologist$68K/year
+13% 
Exploration Geologist$67K/year
+12% 
Field Geologist$66K/year
+10% 
Staff Geologist$65K/year
+9% 
Environmental Geologist$63K/year
+6% 
Forensic Geologist$56K/year
 -7%
Entry Level Geologist$47K/year
 -22%

Geologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Geologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $46,400 per year. A mid level Geologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $54,380, while a Senior Geologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $81,560. Geologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $98,680 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Geologist

Late Career▲ +65%
Senior▲ +36%
Average Salary$59,780/year
Mid Level▼ -9%
Entry Level▼ -22%

Gender Breakdown

Female
28%
Male
72%

Geologist - Jobs by Location

Geologist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Geologist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Geologist

How much does a Geologist make in the US?
A Geologist in the US earns an average of $59,780 gross per year, which is about $4,980 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Geologist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Geologist in the US?
The starting salary of a Geologist in the US is around $42,600 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for a Geologist in the US?
The highest salary of a Geologist in the US can reach and exceed $126,430 gross per year. Mining Geologists, Petroleum Geologists and Senior Geologists usually have the highest salaries.
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