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Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,750
25th Percentile Wage
$67,090
50th Percentile Wage
$83,460
75th Percentile Wage
$110,110
90th Percentile Wage
$143,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 $143,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) is $50,750.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,460-3.61%10.60%
201586,4706.29%-
201481,0302.53%-
201378,9805.53%-
201274,610--

Compare Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in five industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 employment services industry with an annual salary $95,490. The lowest paying industry is the waste treatment and disposal industry (annual salary $73,140). For detailed geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Employment Services
$95,490
Administrative and Support Services
$89,850
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$80,830
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$79,390
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$73,140

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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