Petroleum Geologist III Salary in the United States

How much does a Petroleum Geologist III make in the United States? The average Petroleum Geologist III salary in the United States is $142,602 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $125,883 and $153,505. 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

Job Description

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, quality and vastness of deposits. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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153505
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139515
184287
165575
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    Petroleum Geologist II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. This Job:

    Petroleum Geologist III

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Petroleum Geologist IV

    7 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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