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
$45,490
25th Percentile Wage
$57,800
50th Percentile Wage
$79,530
75th Percentile Wage
$108,880
90th Percentile Wage
$150,070

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 $150,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) is $45,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,530
1.47% 4.63%
2016
$78,360
-0.13% -
2015
$78,460
2.43% -
2014
$76,550
-0.26% -
2013
$76,750
1.17% -
2012
$75,850
- -

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 ten 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 $122,920. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $64,000). 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
$122,920
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$88,960
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$88,840
Scientific Research and Development Services
$88,370
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$80,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,530
Engineering Services
$77,920
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$75,580
Testing Laboratories
$67,800
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$64,000

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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