Geologist IV Salary in the United States

How much does a Geologist IV make in the United States? The average Geologist IV salary in the United States is $89,505 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $75,720 and $102,902. 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 IV researches the formation, dissolution, and content of rock layers. Researches the effects of internal pressures, heat, water, pollution, and erosion. Being a Geologist IV studies variations in rock formations and densities to identify new mineral deposits. Estimates depth, quality and vastness of deposits. Additionally, Geologist IV tests mineral quality and purity to determine feasibility of mining. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. To be a Geologist IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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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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    Geologist V

    10 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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