Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

The annual and hourly salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,980
25th Percentile Wage
$57,740
50th Percentile Wage
$80,690
75th Percentile Wage
$108,590
90th Percentile Wage
$144,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $144,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $47,980.

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
$80,690
5.04% 6.37%
2016
$76,620
-3.84% -
2015
$79,560
1.94% -
2014
$78,020
1.58% -
2013
$76,790
1.61% -
2012
$75,550
- -

Table 3. Compare Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with Other Washington Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $80,690 in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is in the middle of salary range for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Washington. In comparison, the annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 9.0 percent (9.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Kennewick-Pasco-Richland and 22.2 percent (22.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Bellingham.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$88,660
Spokane
$84,310
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$81,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$80,690
Tacoma
$74,750
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$65,560
Bellingham
$62,750



See also: Top paying jobs in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington.