Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) among Pennsylvania 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,790
25th Percentile Wage
$56,420
50th Percentile Wage
$73,080
75th Percentile Wage
$94,630
90th Percentile Wage
$128,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.57
25th Percentile Wage
$27.12
50th Percentile Wage
$35.14
75th Percentile Wage
$45.49
90th Percentile Wage
$61.96

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.96. The median hourly salary is $35.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.57.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,0806.06%18.51%
201568,6503.00%-
201466,5904.45%-
201363,6306.41%-
201259,550--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $59,700 to $92,860. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $92,860. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $85,020). The lowest paying area is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $59,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$92,860
Pittsburgh
$85,020
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$76,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$74,720
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$72,390
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$62,660
Philadelphia
$59,700



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