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Geographers Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Geographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,060
25th Percentile Wage
$49,990
50th Percentile Wage
$65,730
75th Percentile Wage
$78,950
90th Percentile Wage
$93,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for 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) geographers is $93,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geographers is $44,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geographers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,730
4.91% 0.88%
2016
$62,500
0.94% -
2015
$61,910
1.29% -
2014
$61,110
-4.11% -
2013
$63,620
-2.40% -
2012
$65,150
- -

Compare Geographers Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of geographers in six 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 geographers occupations is the scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $70,010. The lowest paying industry is the architectural, engineering, and related services industry (annual salary $61,010). For detailed geographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$70,010
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$70,010
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$69,380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,730
Engineering Services
$63,160
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$61,010

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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