How much does a Geologist IV make in the United States? The average Geologist IV salary in the United States is $91,247 as of April 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $77,196 and $104,897. 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 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 2020 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 $77,196 to $104,897 with the average base salary of $91,247. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $77,476 to $107,847 with the average total cash compensation of $91,741.