Geologist I Salary in the United States

How much does a Geologist I make in the United States? The average Geologist I salary in the United States is $45,761 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $44,182 and $53,734. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

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. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Geologist I

    0 - 2 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Geologist II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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