Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) among Michigan metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,230
25th Percentile Wage
$55,380
50th Percentile Wage
$73,180
75th Percentile Wage
$80,950
90th Percentile Wage
$123,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,230.

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
$73,180
6.75% 5.71%
2016
$68,240
-4.19% -
2015
$71,100
4.57% -
2014
$67,850
2.61% -
2013
$66,080
-4.42% -
2012
$69,000
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Michigan ranges from $62,890 to $76,120. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Michigan is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $76,120. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Lansing-East Lansing (mean annual salary $73,600). The lowest paying area is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills with a median annual salary of $62,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ann Arbor
$76,120
Lansing-East Lansing
$73,600
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$72,640
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$71,110
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$69,010
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$68,210
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$65,200
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$62,890




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