Salary for Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

Also known as:  Physical Scientist

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Remote sensing scientists and technologists process, analyze and manage data gathered using remote sensing devices, aircraft, satellites, and ground based platforms using geographical information systems (GIS) software, statistical analysis programs, and image analysis software. They store this information in databases, and use it to prepare and deliver technical reports. These individuals also study potential new applications for remote sensing devices. The minimum required education for this profession is some college with no degree, but the majority of scientists in this field have a Master's degree.

A Remote Sensing Scientist or Technologist will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $49,800 to $170,800 based on experience and education levels. will most likely receive a wage of one hundred and ten thousand one hundred dollars yearly.

have the highest salaries in District of Columbia, where they can earn an average pay rate of near $141,980. These professionals receive the best pay in Manufacturing, where they can earn an average salary rate of $154,520.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 63.27 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$154,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$123,990
Public Administration
$112,940
Utilities
$99,820
Educational Services
$68,890

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$68,890
Utilities
$99,820
Public Administration
$112,940
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$123,990
Manufacturing
$154,520