Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,040
25th Percentile Wage
$84,190
50th Percentile Wage
$124,180
75th Percentile Wage
$184,210
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) is $184,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $124,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) is $58,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016124,1803.01%-6.54%
2015120,440-7.07%-
2014128,960-5.61%-
2013136,2002.86%-
2012132,300--

Compare Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in seven industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $128,980. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $79,070). For detailed geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$128,980
Oil and Gas Extraction
$128,980
Support Activities for Mining
$120,980
Support Activities for Mining
$120,980
Metal Ore Mining
$81,920
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$81,820
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$79,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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