Salary for Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

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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 usually earn an average compensation of somewhere between 80000 to 120000 depending on education and tenure levels. Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists earn a salary of One Hundred Thousand One Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists obtain the highest pay in the District of Columbia, where they can earn average pay levels of near $114160. These people can receive the best compensation in Wholesale Trade, where they receive average pay levels of $103440.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.65 percent nationwide in that time.
Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $103,440
Wholesale Trade $103,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $99,720
Public Administration $97,770
Utilities $82,990
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $81,950
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $58,360
Educational Services $69,180
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $81,950
Utilities $82,990
Public Administration $97,770
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $99,720