What does a Geologist do?

As a Geologist you will lead projects involving local and regional environmental studies and remediation efforts. You may work individually or as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will work in a lab environment as in the field in all types of terrain and weather conditions.

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in geology or a related field and hold a license as required by the state. You need a minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role and proficiency in using statistics in technical writing with hands-on experience in conducting environment studies are invited to apply. You must be willing to travel up to 60% of the time and have excellent presentation skills.

  • Conduct environmental studies and prepare environmental reports
  • Provide presentations of findings to audiences from diverse backgrounds
  • Use a computer and other tools to capture geological findings
  • Use statistical software packages to analyze data
  • Travel to local, regional, national and international locations to conduct research
  • Plan and supervise field studies
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment, per protocols
  • Take safety training courses
  • Master's degree in geology or a related field, preferred
  • License as required by the state
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in conducting environmental assessments
  • Proficiency in statistics
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proficiency with a computer and other tools
  • Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team
  • Must be willing to travel up to 60% of the time
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Geologist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$96,219 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $96K
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Geologist Career Path

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Citation Oil & GasCitation Oil & Gas
Senior Reservoir Geologist
May 29, 2020

“Not nearly as many training/career development opportunities as I had with other large companies earlier in my career.”

Tolunay-Wong EngineersTolunay-Wong Engineers
Oct. 11, 2021

“Raises are essentially distributed to get each member of the department closer to everyone having the same wage.”

Reservoir GroupReservoir Group
Field Geologist
Aug. 5, 2021

“Decent pay and good per diem”

ECS LimitedECS Limited
Field Geologist
Jun. 11, 2019

“I was only successful at my job because I took time outside of work and paid for courses.”

Seismic Surveys
Senior Staff Geologist
Feb. 6, 2021

“You are regularly expected to work overtime and with no overtime pay there is no real incentive.”

Geology Intern
Apr. 21, 2021

“This is one of the best Oil and Gas Companies to work for by far.”

Joyride Tuscaloosa
May 11, 2021

“Good money and fun job”

Mar. 1, 2021

“Good salary and accomodating to me”

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