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 metropolitan 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$142,210
50th Percentile Wage
$100,830
25th Percentile Wage
$72,850
10th Percentile Wage
$57,890

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 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $142,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$68.37
50th Percentile Wage
$48.48
25th Percentile Wage
$35.02
10th Percentile Wage
$27.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $68.37. The median hourly salary is $48.48. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.83.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $100,830 -0.74%
2013 $101,580 7.15%
2012 $94,800 2.94%
2011 $92,090 -0.91%
2010 $92,940 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Alaska from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 8.49%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 7.15%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 2.94% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.91%.

Table 4. Average Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Wage in Alaska vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$80,750
Chemists
$96,700
Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$63,370
Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$100,830
Hydrologists
$82,330
Other Physical Scientists
$78,450

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Alaska Cities

Table 5 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 $73,900 to $117,350. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $117,350. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $81,430). The lowest paying area is Fairbanks with a median annual salary of $73,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$117,350
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$81,430
Fairbanks
$73,900

Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary by State

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