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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 2017 [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 Maryland
$87,830
$63,300 180
4 Washington
$82,350
$53,870 30
5 California
$81,570
$48,970 110
6 Colorado
$78,880
$45,120 60
7 Oregon
$75,040
$62,530 40
8 Illinois
$74,860
$62,210 50
9 Missouri
$73,370
$40,100 40
10 Arizona
$62,700
$46,350 40
11 Texas
$60,120
$46,810 120
12 Florida
$51,830
$32,850 30
13 Oklahoma
$50,230
$42,180 40
14 Utah
$48,460
$29,300 50
15 Georgia
$40,700
$33,790 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.