Salary for Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Also known as:  Crystallographer, Development Geologist, Environmental Geologist, Exploration Geologist, Geochemist, Geodesist, Geologist, Geomagnetist, Geophysicist, Geoscientist

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Geoscientists study the composition of the Earth, and its behavior. They use a combination of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and geology to search for underground ore, oil, water, gas or coal deposits. These scientists may also assist or consult in the planning of safe sites for public facilties, and may conduct soil samples, sites studies, and drilling or testing programs to determine ideal sites for the extraction of water or oil, and suggest safe dumping sites for waste, or methods for reclaiming and repairing contaminated sites. A Bachelor's or Master's degree in related fields is required for these occupations.

A Geoscientist gets an average compensation of between 72000 - 108000 depending on seniority levels. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers receive a salary of Ninety Seven Thousand Nine Hundred dollars each year.

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers can receive the highest pay in Texas, where they earn an average job salary of close to about $127250. This group of people have the best average pay in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can earn average pay levels of $129680.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 27.34 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $129,680
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $124,950
Finance and Insurance $119,690
Manufacturing $109,000
Information $108,650
Wholesale Trade $87,850
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $76,670
Public Administration $77,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $78,750
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $83,820
Utilities $85,350
Wholesale Trade $87,850
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