A person working as a Geologist in United Kingdom typically earns around 120,000 GBP per year. Salaries range from 55,200 GBP (lowest) to 191,000 GBP (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Geologist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Geologist salaries in United Kingdom range from 55,200 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 191,000 GBP per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 130,000 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Geologist(s) are earning less than 130,000 GBP while the other half are earning more than 130,000 GBP. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Geologist(s) are earning less than 83,200 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 83,200 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Geologist(s) are earning less than 173,000 GBP while 25% are earning more than 173,000 GBP.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Geologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Geologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 62,700 GBP per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 83,700 GBP per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 124,000 GBP per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Geologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 151,000 GBP per year, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 164,000 GBP per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 178,000 GBP per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Geologist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Geologist is 71,500 GBP per year.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 112,000 GBP per year, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 188,000 GBP per year, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Kingdom costs anywhere from 29,600 Pound Sterling(s) to 88,700 Pound Sterling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Geologist employees in United Kingdom earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Geologist(s) in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Geologist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
37% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 63% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Geologist is 88% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||63,300 GBP||-47%|
|Associate Analyst||71,300 GBP||-41%|
|Associate Landman||29,900 GBP||-75%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||27,700 GBP||-77%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||32,900 GBP||-73%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||96,800 GBP||-19%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||55,200 GBP||-54%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||68,200 GBP||-43%|
|Completions Engineer||61,400 GBP||-49%|
|Cost Controller||46,800 GBP||-61%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||67,800 GBP||-43%|
|Distribution Manager||89,800 GBP||-25%|
|Dragline Operator||30,300 GBP||-75%|
|Driller Offsider||23,000 GBP||-81%|
|Dump Truck Driver||26,000 GBP||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||147,000 GBP||+23%|
|Energy Advisor||103,000 GBP||-14%|
|Energy Analyst||90,800 GBP||-24%|
|Energy Auditor||82,300 GBP||-31%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||114,000 GBP||-5%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||39,200 GBP||-67%|
|Energy Technical Manager||80,500 GBP||-33%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||58,300 GBP||-51%|
|Exploration Manager||119,000 GBP||-1%|
|Field Safety Auditor||73,100 GBP||-39%|
|Fluids Engineer||62,500 GBP||-48%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||70,900 GBP||-41%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||34,800 GBP||-71%|
|Fuels Handler||29,400 GBP||-75%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||29,300 GBP||-76%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||55,800 GBP||-53%|
|Gas Supply Manager||98,600 GBP||-18%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||110,000 GBP||-8%|
|Geothermal Technician||46,300 GBP||-61%|
|HSE Engineer||66,500 GBP||-45%|
|HSE Officer||41,600 GBP||-65%|
|HSEQ Administrator||48,000 GBP||-60%|
|Instrument Designer||51,500 GBP||-57%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||85,200 GBP||-29%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||57,400 GBP||-52%|
|Maintenance Engineer||67,400 GBP||-44%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||61,700 GBP||-49%|
|Material Controller||44,400 GBP||-63%|
|Mine Engineer||66,300 GBP||-45%|
|Mine Surveyor||70,400 GBP||-41%|
|Mining Project Administrator||60,300 GBP||-50%|
|Mining Project Assistant||47,300 GBP||-61%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||76,800 GBP||-36%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||59,100 GBP||-51%|
|Mining Project Engineer||65,600 GBP||-45%|
|Mining Project Manager||85,400 GBP||-29%|
|Mining Site Manager||91,200 GBP||-24%|
|Mining Team Leader||71,200 GBP||-41%|
|NDT Technician||39,400 GBP||-67%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||34,600 GBP||-71%|
|Oil Trader||83,600 GBP||-30%|
|Oilwell Pumper||24,000 GBP||-80%|
|Petroleum Engineer||75,600 GBP||-37%|
|Petroleum Geologist||118,000 GBP||-2%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||36,800 GBP||-69%|
|Pipeline Technician||25,900 GBP||-78%|
|Power Coordinator||39,800 GBP||-67%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||123,000 GBP||+3%|
|Power Plant Operator||55,200 GBP||-54%|
|Radio Operator||28,900 GBP||-76%|
|Reliability Engineer||63,600 GBP||-47%|
|Reservoir Engineer||58,400 GBP||-51%|
|Risk Analyst||80,800 GBP||-33%|
|Shutdown Engineer||55,200 GBP||-54%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||97,800 GBP||-18%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||70,700 GBP||-41%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||41,600 GBP||-65%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||40,600 GBP||-66%|
|Supply Operations Manager||112,000 GBP||-7%|
|Sustainability Specialist||104,000 GBP||-13%|
|System Development Advisor||77,600 GBP||-35%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||27,000 GBP||-77%|
|Utility Operator||34,700 GBP||-71%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||96,000 GBP||-20%|
|Kingston upon Hull||122,000 GBP|
|St Davids||102,000 GBP|
|Northern Ireland||110,000 GBP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.