Salary for Non-Hydrologists and Geographers Geoscientists

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Also known as:  Crystallographer, Development Geologist, Environmental Geologist, Exploration Geologist, Geochemist, Geodesist, Geologist, Geomagnetist, Geophysicist, Geoscientist helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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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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.


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

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Public Administration
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Finance and Insurance