Salary for Geographers

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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 can expect a wage between $53,630 - $117,100 depending on experience and education levels. can earn an average wage of eigthy-five thousand six hundred and twenty dollars every year.

can receive the best pay in California, which has normal pay levels of about $96,810. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they receive average wages of $89,330.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.35 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Geographers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$89,330
Public Administration
$88,460
Educational Services
$69,110

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$69,110
Public Administration
$88,460
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$89,330