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 cities 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,640
25th Percentile Wage
$59,510
50th Percentile Wage
$75,490
75th Percentile Wage
$99,410
90th Percentile Wage
$135,310

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 $135,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,640.

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
$75,490
3.19% 21.12%
2016
$73,080
6.06% -
2015
$68,650
3.00% -
2014
$66,590
4.45% -
2013
$63,630
6.41% -
2012
$59,550
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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 $102,760. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Pennsylvania is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $102,760. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $94,930). The lowest paying area is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $59,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$102,760
Newark-Union
$94,930
Pittsburgh
$84,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$80,210
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$74,780
State College
$74,170
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$72,610
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$69,170
Williamsport
$65,240
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$62,660
Philadelphia
$59,700




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