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Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois

The annual and hourly salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,070
25th Percentile Wage
$47,900
50th Percentile Wage
$62,190
75th Percentile Wage
$92,470
90th Percentile Wage
$122,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $41,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,190
-48.61% -29.70%
2016
$92,420
-2.73% -
2015
$94,940
1.89% -
2014
$93,150
6.89% -
2013
$86,730
7.00% -
2012
$80,660
- -

Table 3. Compare Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $62,190 in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is in the middle of salary range for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Illinois. In comparison, the annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) is 36.4 percent (36.4%) lower than that in the highest paying South Illinois nonmetropolitan area and 2.0 percent (2.0%) higher than that in the lowest paying Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division).

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$97,760
Champaign-Urbana
$67,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$62,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$60,950



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