Geologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Geologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $98,970
California $98,350
Washington $94,050
Rhode Island $92,370
Colorado $91,800
Mississippi $87,820
Virginia $86,530
New Jersey $82,710
Oregon $82,640
Hawaii $82,220
Florida $80,290
Arizona $80,270
Wyoming $80,220
Connecticut $79,810
North Dakota $79,810
Utah $79,800
Missouri $79,510
Tennessee $79,500
Nevada $79,330
Alabama $79,300
Idaho $79,260
Nebraska $79,250
Maryland $78,760
New York $78,760
Illinois $78,340
Montana $78,340
South Dakota $78,000
Ohio $77,750
Delaware $76,870
Vermont $76,270
Iowa $76,050
Pennsylvania $74,710
North Carolina $72,840
New Hampshire $72,210
New Mexico $70,660
Minnesota $67,420
South Carolina $66,790
Louisiana $65,380
Michigan $64,430
Arkansas $64,290
Indiana $64,290
Kansas $64,290
Maine $63,520
Puerto Rico $61,860
West Virginia $61,820
Georgia $60,300
Wisconsin $53,410
Kentucky $51,180
Texas $130,030
Oklahoma $127,280
District of Columbia $119,790
Massachusetts $100,840

How do geologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Geologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than astronomers but more than scientists.

Career Median Salary
Astronomer salary $128K
Biochemist salary $102K
Mathematician salary $108K
Nanotechnology engineer salary $101K
Materials scientist salary $100K
Geologist salary $84K
Biostatistician salary $96K
Statistician salary $96K
Atmospheric scientist salary $95K
Scientist salary $87K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)