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Petroleum Geologist I in the United States

How much does a Petroleum Geologist I earn in the United States? The average Petroleum Geologist I salary in the United States is $102,060 as of February 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $90,231 and $111,167. 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 Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Studies and examines variations in rock formations and mineral samples to identify new gas and oil deposits. Analyzes the integrity of wells to determine feasibility of drilling. Estimates depth, qual

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  1. This Job:

    Petroleum Geologist I

    0 - 2 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Petroleum Geologist II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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