Geologist salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 4,141 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Geologists make?
The average total salary for a Geologist is $74,000 per year. This is based on data from 4,141 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Geologist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Geologist salary can vary between $30,000 to $233,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Geologist salary by location

Geologist salary by company

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Salary range**
Broken Hill Proprietary USA, Harris County, TX
16 income tax records
$176K – $390K
ExxonMobil, Montgomery County, TX
24 income tax records
$118K – $273K
Chevron, Harris County, TX
40 income tax records
$150K – $320K
Chesapeake Operating, Oklahoma County, OK
16 income tax records
$115K – $246K
ConocoPhillips, Harris County, TX
18 income tax records
$83K – $431K
Bp America Production Company, Harris County, TX
18 income tax records
$111K – $236K
State Of California, Sacramento County, CA
16 income tax records
$56K – $129K
Department Of The Interior, Jefferson County, CO
18 income tax records
$39K – $141K

Geologist demographics in United States

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45% are single
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55% are married
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37% have kids
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62% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Geologists in United States

4,141 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a geologist in the United States is $74,000 per year. Geologist salaries in the United States can vary between $30,000 to $233,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 4,141 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as geologist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for geologists in the United States: Broken Hill Proprietary USA ($228,500 a year), ExxonMobil ($204,500 a year), and Chevron ($191,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for geologists in the United States: Houston Metro Area, TX ($162,000 a year), Bakersfield Metro Area, CA ($156,500 a year), and Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK ($140,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.