Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) among Montana 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 Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,430
25th Percentile Wage
$60,210
50th Percentile Wage
$83,870
75th Percentile Wage
$105,100
90th Percentile Wage
$135,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $135,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,430.

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
$83,870
9.44% 24.72%
2016
$75,950
-9.68% -
2015
$83,300
12.02% -
2014
$73,290
1.20% -
2013
$72,410
12.80% -
2012
$63,140
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Montana ranges from $70,790 to $90,650. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Montana is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $90,650. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $78,960). The lowest paying area is Billings with a median annual salary of $70,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$90,650
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$78,960
Billings
$70,790




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