Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) among Alaska areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,050
25th Percentile Wage
$75,500
50th Percentile Wage
$96,540
75th Percentile Wage
$125,110
90th Percentile Wage
$154,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $154,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$96,540
-0.79% 1.80%
2016
$97,300
-3.94% -
2015
$101,130
0.30% -
2014
$100,830
-0.74% -
2013
$101,580
6.67% -
2012
$94,800
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Alaska ranges from $67,400 to $106,340. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $106,340. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $90,250). The lowest paying area is Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$106,340
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$90,250
Fairbanks
$81,400
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$67,400




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