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Geologist salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$68,500/yr
Average per year
$68,500
Average per year
$68,500
$31,000
Total salary range**
$214,000
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Based on 2,259 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Geologists make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Geologist in the United States is $68,500 per year. This is based on data from 2,259 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Geologist in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$68,500
Average per year
$68,500
$31,000
Total salary range**
$214,000
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Based on 2,259 income tax records from TurboTax
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Chevron, Harris County, TX
18 income tax records
$186,500/yr
$174K – $205K
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Shell Exploration Production C, Harris County, TX
10 income tax records
$176,000/yr
$141K – $209K
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Marathon Oil Company, Harris County, TX
10 income tax records
$160,000/yr
$134K – $176K
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ExxonMobil, Harris County, TX
20 income tax records
$141,500/yr
$116K – $187K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Houston Metro Area, TX
310 income tax records
$148,000/yr
$89K – $193K
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Bakersfield Metro Area, CA
18 income tax records
$144,500/yr
$118K – $181K
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Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK
33 income tax records
$140,500/yr
$115K – $173K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
73 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$62K – $149K
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Anchorage Metro Area, AK
18 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$64K – $107K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
42 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$68K – $88K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
28 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$66K – $93K
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Santa Rosa Metro Area, CA
16 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$58K – $90K
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Charlotte Metro Area, NC
14 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$60K – $80K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
13 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$59K – $109K

Geologist demographics

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50% are single
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50% are married
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33% have kids
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36% own a home

Geologist salaries by age

$0
$22,125
$44,250
$66,375
$88,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Geologists

2,259 full-time salaries from 2019

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*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.