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Highest Paying States for Geographers

The highest paying states for geographers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of geographers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $95,380, Virginia is the highest paying state for geographers. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $94,230). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of geographers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Geographers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Virginia
$95,380
$64,650 70
2 New York
$94,230
$59,550 0
3 Washington
$85,720
$53,320 40
4 Maryland
$85,050
$54,970 220
5 Colorado
$83,390
$53,890 70
6 Georgia
$83,270
$44,390 50
7 California
$81,310
$47,760 100
8 Louisiana
$78,250
$56,390 30
9 Missouri
$77,480
$47,220 40
10 Oregon
$75,620
$59,770 30
11 Illinois
$74,860
$62,210 50
12 South Dakota
$72,730
$50,750 40
13 Arizona
$65,700
$49,220 40
14 Texas
$63,190
$47,910 130
15 Pennsylvania
$51,870
$33,570 30
16 Florida
$51,830
$32,850 30
17 Oklahoma
$50,330
$41,490 40
18 Utah
$48,460
$29,300 50

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of geographers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for geographers, Top Paying Jobs in America.