Geologist III Salary in the United States

How much does a Geologist III make in the United States? The average Geologist III salary in the United States is $74,235 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $69,789 and $86,748. 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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Geologist III researches the formation, dissolution, and content of rock layers. Researches the effects of internal pressures, heat, water, pollution, and erosion. Being a Geologist III studies variations in rock formations and densities to identify new mineral deposits. Estimates depth, quality and vastness of deposits. Additionally, Geologist III tests mineral quality and purity to determine feasibility of mining. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Geologist III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Geologist II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Geologist III

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Geologist IV

    7 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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