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Geographers Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of geographers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare geographers salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Geographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,420
25th Percentile Wage
$65,180
50th Percentile Wage
$80,490
75th Percentile Wage
$93,610
90th Percentile Wage
$105,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geographers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $105,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid geographers is $53,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of geographers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201680,490-1.24%3.89%
201581,4900.50%-
201481,0802.42%-
201379,1202.22%-
201277,360--

Compare Geographers Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of geographers in seven industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $82,920. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $49,750). For detailed geographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$82,920
Federal government, including USPS
$82,920
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$80,490
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$77,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,610
State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,750

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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