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3.3/5 3.3/5
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How much does a Geologist make in Texas?

Average Geologist Hourly Wage in Texas

Geologists earn a median hourly wage of $58.95.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Geologist Yearly Salary in Texas

Geologists earn a median salary of $122,610 per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Geologists are employed in many sectors, such as environmental consulting companies, oil companies, governmental agencies, engineering firms and nonprofit organizations, as well as colleges and universities. Salaries vary widely among sectors.

The oil sector and the mineral resource sector are both willing to pay handsome salaries to new geologists. However, a large number of geologists choose to work in the environmental and government sectors, and these employers tend to pay 10% to 40% less because they are not in such a demand-driven market. Having said that, employment in the environmental and government sectors is often more stable than the prices of commodities.

Geologists with a Ph.D. can teach geology at colleges and universities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a college professor of geology is $83,140, with the bottom 10 percentile making $42,590 and the top 10 percentile making $152,270. Colleges and universities pay an average of $92,850, while community colleges pay an average of $87,200.

Employment Type Mix

88%
Full-Time
13%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.4
SCORE
144
RATINGS
Geologists average a score of 3.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Geologists in the 83th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Geologist Earnings by Seniority

Experienced Geologist Earnings

Experienced Geologists in Texas earn:

$58.95
an hour
$122,610
per year
Junior Geologist Earnings

Junior Geologists in Texas earn:

$37.00
an hour
$76,960
per year
Starting Geologist Earnings

Starting Geologists in Texas earn:

$24.45
an hour
$50,860
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Geologist salary comparison

Geologists earn more than 98% percent of Science careers in Texas. Geologist salaries are in the top 69% of all careers in Texas.

Geologist Salary $139k
Natural Sciences Manager Salary in Texas $110k
Intelligence Analyst Salary in Texas $85k
Occupational Health Specialist Salary in Texas $70k
Geographer Salary in Texas $59k
Geodesist Salary in Texas $56k
Mathematician Salary in Texas $53k
Environmental Technician Salary in Texas $40k
Humanitarian Salary in Texas $31k
Source:

Historical salary for Geologists in Texas

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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