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Research Geologist Salary

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Salary Data for Research Geologist

$89,159 (USD)/yr

$43 (USD)/hr

$2,559 (USD)/yr

$87,995 (USD)/yr

$42 (USD)/hr

$2,559 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.
The average research geologist salary in United States is $89,159 or an equivalent hourly rate of $43. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,559. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$62,857 (USD)

$110,567 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$103,359 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Research Geologist will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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