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Kaimātai Aro Whenua

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Geologists study the structure and history of the Earth and Earth processes. They also advise on natural hazards and the development and use of the Earth's land and resources.


New geologists usually earn

$55K-$75K per year

Senior geologists with experience usually earn

$75K-$130K per year

Source: GNS Science, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a geologist are average, with demand growing slowly for those in natural hazards and environmental work.
 David Hadley standing in a desert-like setting

David Hadley ready to set up an experiment in the field

Last updated 5 September 2018