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What is the average salary for a Geologist?

The average salary of a Geologist is $108,420. Please note that the average salary for a Geologist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

Senior

The top 25% of Geologists in United States earn:

$134,390
Experienced

The middle 50% of Geologists in United States earn:

$91,920
Junior

The bottom 25% of Geologists in United States earn:

$63,620
Starting

The bottom 10% of Geologists in United States earn:

$48,890

Historical salary

Geologist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Texas 151,560 1
Oklahoma 132,130 2
Alaska 120,150 3
Colorado 108,960 4
United States 108,420 5
Louisiana 103,270 6
California 99,300 7
Virginia 96,040 8
Mississippi 93,210 9
Hawaii 92,970 10
Nevada 88,270 11
Maryland 86,250 12
Washington 84,950 13
Illinois 83,630 14
New Hampshire 82,850 15
Massachusetts 80,600 16
Montana 80,440 17
Minnesota 79,360 18
New Jersey 79,090 19
Vermont 79,030 20
Kansas 76,980 21
Wyoming 76,790 22
New Mexico 76,540 23
Indiana 75,810 24
Delaware 75,580 25
North Dakota 75,110 26
Ohio 75,080 27
Florida 74,930 28
Wisconsin 74,130 29
Utah 73,490 30
Idaho 73,350 31
Pennsylvania 73,220 32
New York 72,230 33
Alabama 71,260 34
North Carolina 71,210 35
Michigan 70,060 36
Connecticut 70,020 37
Rhode Island 69,340 38
Oregon 69,090 39
Arizona 67,520 40
Missouri 67,070 41
Nebraska 67,050 42
Arkansas 66,230 43
Maine 66,230 44
Georgia 65,240 45
Kentucky 64,650 46
Tennessee 61,640 47
West Virginia 58,930 48
South Dakota 58,730 49
Puerto Rico 57,310 50
South Carolina 55,430 51

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