Salary for Geographers

Also known as:  Biogeographer, Economic Geographer, Geographer, Geomorphologist, GIS Geographer, Glaciologist, Physical Geographer, Political Geographer

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Individuals working as geographers research and study the physical, political, social and economic divisions of the globe. They may create maps, graphs and diagrams, and frequently use or provide geographical information systems as part of their work. Additionally, these professionals may serve as consultants for several types of projects due to their expertise on cultural and physical phenomena. They may specialize in particular regions, and many teach as well as conduct and publish their own research. A Bachelor's degree is the minimum education requirement for this occupation.

A Geographer will most likely earn wages in a range of 56000 - 84000 depending on the level of experience. Geographers will most likely earn a salary of Seventy Two Thousand Two Hundred dollars yearly.

Geographers obtain the highest salaries in Virginia, which has average pay scales of approximating $95220. Employees in this career are paid at the highest level in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has normal pay levels of $75580.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.14 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Geographers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $75,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $73,900
Educational Services $53,780
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $53,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $73,900
Public Administration $75,580
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