Geology

Labor Market Information

Here are a couple of Careers you can have in the Geology field.

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers:  Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.

Sample of reported job titles:  Engineering Geologist, Environmental Protection Geologist, Exploration Geologist, Geological Specialist, Geologist, Geophysicist, Geoscientist, Mine Geologist, Petroleum Geologist, Project Geologist

LocationPay
Period
2012
10%25%Median75%90%
United States Hourly $23.21 $30.61 $43.70 $62.66 $90.00+
Yearly $48,300 $63,700 $90,900 $130,300 $187,200+
Utah Hourly $22.48 $26.83 $33.01 $40.11 $49.82
Yearly $46,800 $55,800 $68,700 $83,400 $103,600
United StatesEmploymentPercent 
Change
Job Openings 1
20122022
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 38,200 44,200 +16% 17,300
UtahEmploymentPercent 
Change
Job Openings 1
20102020
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 380 490 +28% 20

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health:  Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.

Sample of reported job titles: Environmental Analyst, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Environmental Programs Specialist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Specialist, Hazardous Substances Scientist, Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Research Environmental Scientist, Senior Environmental Scientist

LocationPay
Period
2012
10%25%Median75%90%
United States Hourly $18.55 $23.00 $30.56 $40.72 $52.87
Yearly $38,600 $47,800 $63,600 $84,700 $110,000
Utah Hourly $21.22 $27.37 $30.32 $36.38 $44.51
Yearly $44,100 $56,900 $63,100 $75,700 $92,600
United StatesEmploymentPercent 
Change
Job Openings 1
20122022
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90,000 103,200 +15% 39,700
UtahEmploymentPercent 
Change
Job Openings 1
20102020
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 650 810 +24% 30

 
 
 
 
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