Salary for Non-Hydrologists and Geographers Geoscientists

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 a salary of between $51,890 - $201,150 depending on experience and talent. can get a compensation of one hundred and twelve thousand one hundred and ten dollars on an annual basis.

can expect the most salary in Texas, where they can receive an average salary rate of approximately $166,720. People working these jobs make the most money in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive normal pay levels of $194,680.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 52.75 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Non-Hydrologists and Geographers Geoscientists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$194,680
Manufacturing
$148,620
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$143,620
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$107,310
Utilities
$104,600
Finance and Insurance
$101,140

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Construction
$87,920
Educational Services
$88,110
Public Administration
$93,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$94,380
Finance and Insurance
$101,140
Utilities
$104,600