How much does a Geologist II make in the United States? The average Geologist II salary in the United States is $66,388 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $59,568 and $84,950. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Geologist II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Geologist II Salary $53,358 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Geologist II Salary $59,568 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Geologist II Salary $66,388 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Geologist II Salary $84,950 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Geologist II Salary $101,850 US April 24, 2024
25% $59,568 10% $53,358 90% $101,850 75% $84,950 $66,388 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Analysis: Analysis is the process of considering something carefully or using statistical methods in order to understand it or explain it.

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Transportation: Refers to the mode of travel used to get from home to work most frequently. The transportation are bus, train, aeroplane, ship, car, etc while the mode of transportation refers to road, air, sea/ocean, etc.

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Data Collection: Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on targeted variables in an established system, which then enables one to answer relevant questions and evaluate outcomes. Data collection is a component of research in all fields of study including physical and social sciences, humanities, and business. While methods vary by discipline, the emphasis on ensuring accurate and honest collection remains the same. The goal for all data collection is to capture quality evidence that allows analysis to lead to the formulation of convincing and credible answers to the questions that have been posed.

Analysis 5.17%
Transportation 2.05%
Data Collection 1.51%
Others 91.27%

Job Description for Geologist II

Geologist II researches the formation, dissolution, and content of rock layers. Researches the effects of internal pressures, heat, water, pollution, and erosion. Being a Geologist II studies variations in rock formations and densities to identify new mineral deposits. Estimates depth, quality and vastness of deposits. Additionally, Geologist II tests mineral quality and purity to determine feasibility of mining. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Geologist II typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Geologist II

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Geologist II, the first career path typically starts with a Petroleum Geologist III position, and then Petroleum Geologist IV.

The second career path typically starts with a Geologist III position, and then progresses to Geologist IV.

Additionally, the third career path typically starts with a Geophysicist III position, and then progresses to Geophysicist IV.

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Geologist II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Geologist II, the highest Geologist II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Geologist II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Geologist II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Geologist II salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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