Salary for Geological Sample Test Technicians

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Geological sample test technicians examine the properties of samples to determine the presence and quality of oil and gas deposits. They may pariticipate in or conduct surveys used tog ather geologic data, including hyrdographic, geographic, and oceanographic surveys. They may use information gathered from aerial photographs, well logs, and databases to obtain information regarding the location of potential deposis of oil and gas, and often conduct laboratory tests and repairs of equipment used in exploratory drilling and well preparation. Some college training is expected for this position.

A Geological Sample Test Technician can get salaries in a range of $28,210 and $109,300 depending on experience and education levels. can earn an average compensation of sixty-one thousand one hundred and thirty dollars on an annual basis.

are paid at the highest average level in Colorado, which has an average salary rate of about $73,530. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn an average pay rate of $94,350.

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Geological Sample Test Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Wholesale Trade
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
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