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

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

Average Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,000
25th Percentile Wage
$65,270
50th Percentile Wage
$79,230
75th Percentile Wage
$103,380
90th Percentile Wage
$164,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) is $164,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) is $49,000.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,230-4.30%8.38%
201582,640-4.14%-
201486,0609.99%-
201377,4606.29%-
201272,590--

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

The average salaries of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in three industries in the utilities 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 natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $150,340. The lowest paying industry is the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (annual salary $73,650). For detailed geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$150,340
Utilities
$79,230
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,650

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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