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The average salary for a Geologist is $118,021 per year in Canada. Salaries estimates are based on 287 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Geologist employees in Canada.
The highest salary for a Geologist in Canada is $159,402 per year.
The lowest salary for a Geologist in Canada is $89,568 per year.
Wages for geologists vary according to location, firm, education, and experience. The average Canadian salary for geologists is above average, earning into the low-six-figure range, and some companies in British Columbia and Alberta pay into the mid-six-figure range, depending on qualifications. A master's or doctoral degree in geoscience can help candidates boost their earnings. The ten-year forecast for labour demand and supply shows 10,100 available job openings compared to 9,600 new job seekers, so wages should trend higher to compete in the market.
You can make more money in your career as a geologist in a few different ways. Consider upgrading your bachelor’s degree to a master’s or doctorate in your chosen geology field. Your salary potential will increase along with scoring higher-paying projects to match your qualifications. Specializing and becoming certified in a particular area can make you worth more, such as a Certified Petroleum Geologist (CPG), Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG), Certified Seismic Interpreter (CSI), or a Professional Soil Scientist (PSS). Your location significantly affects how much you can earn as a geologist in Canada. You may find that relocating to a different province or territory is the best way to a better income, for example, to western Canada if you’re a petroleum geologist or to the prairies if you’re a soil scientist. Check out the Glassdoor website for nationwide geologist job openings and salary comparisons.
Whether you’re looking for a new geologist job or want to discuss a raise with your current employer, knowing what other geologists in you province or territory are earning will help with your expectations. Start by listing your qualifications, such as educational degrees, certifications, and work experience. Highlight some of your in-demand skills and give examples, such as planning and supervising studies in the field, conducting environmental studies using statistical software, analyzing the data, and providing reports. And how you collect and analyze the mineral content and pH balance of groundwater and soils. It’s an asset if you’ve studied natural phenomena like sinkholes, mudslides, landslides, earthquakes, and petroleum resources. The more value you can show, the more you’re worth.
About 68.86% of Geologist professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional $17,128 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Geologist in Canada as a good salary.
Geologist professionals in Canada have a wide total pay range, between $70,965 and $214,759 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of $118,021 following the average career path of a Geologist.