Geographers Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of geographers in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare geographers salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Geographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geographers in the industry sector of educational 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 $80,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geographers is $33,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geographers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
0.45% -26.73%
-24.67% -
-2.11% -
- -

Compare Geographers Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of geographers in four industries in the educational 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 educational services - state government owned industry with an annual salary $49,220. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools industry (annual salary $41,160). For detailed geographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - State government owned
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
Educational Services
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

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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