Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) amongst Arizona cities 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 Arizona

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,250
25th Percentile Wage
$64,540
50th Percentile Wage
$80,540
75th Percentile Wage
$98,210
90th Percentile Wage
$120,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,250.

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
$80,540
3.53% 9.14%
2016
$77,700
9.67% -
2015
$70,190
10.50% -
2014
$62,820
2.53% -
2013
$61,230
-19.52% -
2012
$73,180
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Arizona ranges from $56,010 to $98,090. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Arizona is North Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $98,090. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale (mean annual salary $86,370). The lowest paying area is Flagstaff with a median annual salary of $56,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$98,090
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$86,370
Tucson
$70,770
Flagstaff
$56,010




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