Geologist salaries in Australia/Asia and North America continue to outpace their counterparts in other regions of the world, according to a study by CostMine, InfoMine USA. A total of 2,303 respondents, representing Exploration Managers, Geologists, and GIS professionals, from around the globe are included in this study.
Expatriate geologists with 6 – 20 years of experience, working in the Australia/Asia region, are reporting as much as 52% more than their counterparts in other regions, while an expatriate geologist with the same experience in North America is making 32% more than a geologist in other regions. Nationals are also making more at 34% and 32% respectively. Even an entry level geologist (less than 6 years’ experience) is more highly paid in those regions. An entry level geologist in Australia/Asia is bringing home an average of US$69,700, compared to a geologist with the same experience in Africa at US$40,000. The geologist commanding the highest salary is an expatriate geologist with more than 20 years’ experience, working in Africa, at an average salary of US$161,500.
In addition to salaries, the newly released International Compensation Guidelines for Mining Exploration report includes demographic information, short country profiles with pertinent labor information and a comparison of salaries from our previous surveys. The complete survey report can be purchased from CostMine. Details are available here or by calling +1 509 328-8023.
Source: International Compensation Guidelines for Mining Exploration – 2014 Survey Report.