What does a Geologist do?

As a Geologist you will lead projects involving local and regional environmental studies and remediation efforts. You may work individually or as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will work in a lab environment as in the field in all types of terrain and weather conditions.

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in geology or a related field and hold a license as required by the state. You need a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role and proficiency in using statistics in technical writing with hands-on experience in conducting environment studies are invited to apply. You must be willing to travel up to 60% of the time and have excellent presentation skills.

  • Conduct environmental studies and prepare environmental reports
  • Provide presentations of findings to audiences from diverse backgrounds
  • Use a computer and other tools to capture geological findings
  • Use statistical software packages to analyze data
  • Travel to local, regional, national and international locations to conduct research
  • Plan and supervise field studies
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment, per protocols
  • Take safety training courses
  • Master's degree in geology or a related field, preferred
  • License as required by the state
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in conducting environmental assessments
  • Proficiency in statistics
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proficiency with a computer and other tools
  • Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team
  • Must be willing to travel up to 60% of the time

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
12%
2 - 4
29%
5 - 7
17%
8+
42%

Common Skill Sets

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Good Time Management

Geologist Seniority Levels

L2
Geologist
$120,000/yr
L3
Senior Geologist
$160,000/yr
L4
Staff Geologist
$105,000/yr
Geophysicist
11% made the transition
Production Engineer
7% made the transition
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Geologist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$120,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$77K
Median: $120K
$149K
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