Petroleum Geologist IV Salary in the United States

How much does a Petroleum Geologist IV make in the United States? The average Petroleum Geologist IV salary in the United States is $181,016 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $160,849 and $191,799. 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 manager or head of a unit/department. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. Typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    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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    Petroleum Geologist V

    10 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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