Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,730
25th Percentile Wage
$64,380
50th Percentile Wage
$73,950
75th Percentile Wage
$87,280
90th Percentile Wage
$100,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,730.

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
$73,950
2.62% 31.35%
2016
$72,010
11.80% -
2015
$63,510
-0.05% -
2014
$63,540
13.36% -
2013
$55,050
7.77% -
2012
$50,770
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Tennessee ranges from $55,880 to $75,810. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $75,810. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $75,410). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $55,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$75,810
Knoxville
$75,410
Chattanooga
$55,880




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