Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,320
25th Percentile Wage
$56,760
50th Percentile Wage
$78,360
75th Percentile Wage
$108,600
90th Percentile Wage
$147,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $147,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) is $44,320.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,360-0.13%3.20%
201578,4602.43%-
201476,550-0.26%-
201376,7501.17%-
201275,850--

Compare Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $123,370. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $62,900). For detailed geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$123,370
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$82,960
Scientific Research and Development Services
$81,340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$80,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,360
Engineering Services
$78,250
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$74,890
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,960
Testing Laboratories
$62,900

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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