How much does a Exploration Geologist make?

Updated Jun 19, 2021

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$128,728 /yr
Average Base Pay

82 salaries

$79K

Low

$129K

Average

$209K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Exploration Geologist is $128,728 in United States. Filter by location to see Exploration Geologist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 82 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Exploration Geologist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Geologist$88,057 /yr
L3
Senior Geologist$129,651 /yr
L4
Staff Geologist$64,098 /yr
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Shell
4.1

Shell

Exploration Geologist

$149,749

 /yr
Range: $118K - $247K
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$118K

$247K

$117,516 - $247,315 Range

Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Exploration Geologist

$156,398

 /yr
Range: $130K - $209K

$130K

$209K

$129,896 - $209,070 Range

ExxonMobil
3.2

ExxonMobil

Exploration Geologist

$205,576

 /yr
Range: $154K - $231K

$154K

$231K

$153,907 - $230,525 Range

ConocoPhillips
4

ConocoPhillips

Exploration Geologist

$135,393

 /yr
Range: $120K - $178K

$120K

$178K

$120,276 - $177,562 Range

BP
3.8

BP

Exploration Geologist
About 

$129K -$188K

$129K

$188K

$128,593 - $187,967 Range

Repsol
3.3

Repsol

Exploration Geologist
About 

$97K -$110K

$97K

$110K

$96,997 - $109,887 Range

ECUADORIAN MINERALS CORPORATION US

Exploration Geologist
About 

$82K -$114K

$82K

$114K

$81,926 - $113,631 Range

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ExxonMobil
3.2

ExxonMobil

Exploration Geologist
About 

$285K -$309K

$285K

$309K

$285,308 - $308,509 Range

Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Exploration Geologist - Monthly Intern
About 

$8K -$9K

$8K

$9K

$8,292 - $8,860 Range

Freeport-McMoRan
3.9

Freeport-McMoRan

Exploration Geologist
About 

$88K -$96K

$88K

$96K

$88,375 - $96,117 Range

W. L. Gore & Associates
4.1

W. L. Gore & Associates

Exploration Geologist
About 

$130K -$141K

$130K

$141K

$130,424 - $140,520 Range

Rio Tinto
4

Rio Tinto

Exploration Geologist
About 

$100K -$107K

$100K

$107K

$99,809 - $106,987 Range

Noble Energy
3.4

Noble Energy

Exploration Geologist
About 

$136K -$147K

$136K

$147K

$136,148 - $146,772 Range

Newmont
4.4

Newmont

Exploration Geologist
About 

$93K -$102K

$93K

$102K

$92,687 - $101,917 Range

Apache
3.5

Apache

Exploration Geologist
About 

$109K -$118K

$109K

$118K

$108,728 - $117,713 Range

Equinor
3.7

Equinor

Exploration Geologist
About 

$110K -$120K

$110K

$120K

$110,447 - $119,809 Range

Barrick Gold
3.9

Barrick Gold

Exploration Geologist - Hourly Intern
About 

$26 -$28

 hourly

$26

$28

$26 - $28 Range

Southwestern Energy
3.2

Southwestern Energy

Exploration Geologist
About 

$38K -$42K

$38K

$42K

$37,963 - $41,574 Range

Cimarex Energy
3.6

Cimarex Energy

Exploration Geologist
About 

$135K -$146K

$135K

$146K

$135,359 - $145,618 Range

Eni
3.5

Eni

Exploration Geologist
About 

$127K -$138K

$127K

$138K

$127,075 - $137,593 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent exploration geologist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$18,500
per year
A Geologist in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $18,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$19
hourly
A Field Geologist in the Topeka, KS Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
Topeka, KS Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A Geologist in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$150,000
per year
A Geologist in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$36
hourly
A Directional Driller in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $36 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$41,000
per year
A Geologist in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $41,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$65,000
per year
A Hydrogeologist in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
Baltimore, MD Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
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