How much does a Geologist make in the United States? The average Geologist salary in the United States is $63,048 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $55,986 and $80,556. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Environmental Resources Management, Inc. - Richmond , VA
REQUIREMENTS: * BS in environmental science, natural resources, biology, geology * Recent graduate to 2 years of relevant environmental experience or professional internships. Wetland delineation ...
Lensa - 64 days ago
Provides geological advice in one or a small number of specialized technical disciplines and develops solutions for clients by putting acquired geological data into context. * Supervise routine field ...
JobCase - 79 days ago
Terracon - Ashburn , VA
Bachelor's degree in technical discipline practices by the Firm including Engineering, Environmental Science or Geology and a minimum of 2 years' related experience. Or, in lieu of a degree, a ... - 42 days ago
Michael Baker International - Alexandria , VA
Possess a Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science or other earth science-related degree or have prior FEMA insurance or mapping experience. * Have 1-3 years of professional ... - 71 days ago
Plexus Scientific Corporation - Alexandria , VA
Scope of travel will vary with different projects What you'll need: + BS or BA degree in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Geology is ... - 76 days ago
Mackinnon Bruce International - Blacksburg , VA
Review work performed by staff and project geologists. * Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering required. * Master's degree in Civil Engineering ...
LinkedIn - 21 days ago

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