How much does a Geologist IV make in the United States? The average Geologist IV salary in the United States is $98,996 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $83,754 and $113,791. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including
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Geologist IV researches the formation, dissolution, and content of rock layers. Researches the effects of internal pressures, heat, water, pollution, and erosion. Being a Geologist IV studies variations in rock formations and densities to identify new mineral deposits. Estimates depth, quality and vastness of deposits. Additionally, Geologist IV tests mineral quality and purity to determine feasibility of mining. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. To be a Geologist IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)... View full job description
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Geologist IV in the United States. The base salary for Geologist IV ranges from $83,754 to $113,791 with the average base salary of $98,996. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $84,054 to $116,998 with the average total cash compensation of $99,531.