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What is the average salary for Geologists in the United States?

Geologists earn an average hourly wage of $50.67. Geologists earn an average salary of $105,390 per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Geologist job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Senior

The top 25% of Geologists in the United States earn:

$62.15 an hour $129,270 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Geologists in the United States earn:

$43.22 an hour $89,910 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Geologists in the United States earn:

$29.71 an hour $61,800 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Geologists in the United States earn:

$22.31 an hour $46,400 per year

Historical salary for Geologists in the United States

Geologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Geologist Salary in Texas $70.48 $146,590 # 1
Geologist Salary in Oklahoma $61.40 $127,710 # 2
Geologist Salary in Alaska $56.13 $116,740 # 3
Geologist Salary in Colorado $52.56 $109,330 # 4
Geologist Salary in Virginia $47.40 $98,600 # 5
Geologist Salary in Louisiana $46.79 $97,320 # 6
Geologist Salary in California $46.47 $96,650 # 7
Geologist Salary in Vermont $45.37 $94,370 # 8
Geologist Salary in Mississippi $45.11 $93,820 # 9
Geologist Salary in Maryland $44.29 $92,130 # 10
Geologist Salary in New Mexico $44.09 $91,710 # 11
Geologist Salary in Nevada $44.04 $91,590 # 12
Geologist Salary in Hawaii $43.92 $91,340 # 13
Geologist Salary in Delaware $42.70 $88,820 # 14
Geologist Salary in Washington $41.64 $86,620 # 15
Geologist Salary in Illinois $41.49 $86,300 # 16
Geologist Salary in Montana $41.21 $85,720 # 17
Geologist Salary in Minnesota $40.50 $84,250 # 18
Geologist Salary in New Hampshire $39.27 $81,680 # 19
Geologist Salary in Connecticut $39.16 $81,450 # 20
Geologist Salary in Massachusetts $38.39 $79,850 # 21
Geologist Salary in Kansas $38.24 $79,540 # 22
Geologist Salary in New Jersey $38.19 $79,430 # 23
Geologist Salary in Florida $37.84 $78,700 # 24
Geologist Salary in Iowa $37.54 $78,090 # 25
Geologist Salary in Wyoming $37.27 $77,520 # 26
Geologist Salary in North Dakota $37.01 $76,990 # 27
Geologist Salary in Oregon $36.06 $75,000 # 28
Geologist Salary in Wisconsin $35.76 $74,370 # 29
Geologist Salary in Michigan $35.70 $74,260 # 30
Geologist Salary in Pennsylvania $35.40 $73,640 # 31
Geologist Salary in New York $35.21 $73,240 # 32
Geologist Salary in Utah $35.16 $73,130 # 33
Geologist Salary in North Carolina $35.01 $72,820 # 34
Geologist Salary in Alabama $34.75 $72,280 # 35
Geologist Salary in Idaho $33.89 $70,500 # 36
Geologist Salary in Rhode Island $33.74 $70,180 # 37
Geologist Salary in Ohio $33.52 $69,710 # 38
Geologist Salary in Nebraska $32.92 $68,470 # 39
Geologist Salary in Arizona $32.90 $68,430 # 40
Geologist Salary in Georgia $32.35 $67,290 # 41
Geologist Salary in Tennessee $32.16 $66,890 # 42
Geologist Salary in Maine $31.68 $65,890 # 43
Geologist Salary in Missouri $31.55 $65,630 # 44
Geologist Salary in Arkansas $31.31 $65,120 # 45
Geologist Salary in Kentucky $30.33 $63,080 # 46
Geologist Salary in Indiana $29.36 $61,070 # 47
Geologist Salary in South Dakota $27.76 $57,730 # 48
Geologist Salary in West Virginia $25.97 $54,020 # 49
Geologist Salary in South Carolina $21.07 $43,830 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics