Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,150
25th Percentile Wage
$78,990
50th Percentile Wage
$121,360
75th Percentile Wage
$189,110
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $189,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $121,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.11
25th Percentile Wage
$37.97
50th Percentile Wage
$58.35
75th Percentile Wage
$90.92
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $90.92. The median hourly salary is $58.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.11.

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
2016121,360-1.03%-7.10%
2015122,610-10.03%-
2014134,910-3.68%-
2013139,8707.07%-
2012129,980--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Texas ranges from $55,320 to $131,870. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $131,870. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Midland (mean annual salary $130,950). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$131,870
Midland
$130,950
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$119,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$103,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$102,890
Fort Worth-Arlington
$101,730
Tyler
$88,420
Corpus Christi
$87,330
Abilene
$79,730
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$73,070
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$72,320
College Station-Bryan
$59,340
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,320



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