Alternate Job Titles: Entry Level Geologist, Geologist I
How much does a Geologist I make? The median annual Geologist I salary is $44,298, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $42,767-$52,009, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Geologist I in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Geologist I in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Geologist I in the United States is $44,298, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Geologist I in the United States are expected to make less than $44,298.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Geologist I that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Geologist I are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Researches the formation, dissolution, and content of rock layers. Researches the effects of internal pressures, heat, water, pollution, and erosion. Studies variations in rock formations and densities to identify new mineral deposits. Estimates depth, quality and vastness of deposits. Tests mineral quality and purity to determine feasibility of mining. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. View full job description