Geologist salary in California

Average salary
Based on 503 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Geologists make?
The average total salary for a Geologist is $81,000 per year. This is based on data from 503 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Geologist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Geologist salary can vary between $31,500 to $169,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Geologist salary by company

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Salary range**
State Of California, California
70 income tax records
$53K – $136K
Department Of The Interior, California
19 income tax records
$58K – $114K
Geosyntec Consultants, California
18 income tax records
$69K – $156K
AECOM, California
17 income tax records
$53K – $131K
Wood Environment Infra, California
12 income tax records
$50K – $114K

Geologist demographics in California

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51% are single
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49% are married
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33% have kids
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59% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Geologists in California

503 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a geologist in California is $81,000 per year. Geologist salaries in California can vary between $31,500 to $169,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 503 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as geologist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for geologists in California: State of California ($100,500 a year), Department of The Interior ($86,000 a year), and Geosyntec Consultants ($86,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for geologists in California: Bakersfield, CA ($161,500 a year), Sacramento, CA ($85,500 a year), and San Diego, CA ($79,500 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.