Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Washington

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,640
25th Percentile Wage
$58,700
50th Percentile Wage
$79,130
75th Percentile Wage
$107,140
90th Percentile Wage
$139,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $139,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.38
25th Percentile Wage
$28.22
50th Percentile Wage
$38.04
75th Percentile Wage
$51.51
90th Percentile Wage
$67.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $67.28. The median hourly salary is $38.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.38.

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
201679,130-3.03%1.68%
201581,5300.53%-
201481,1002.45%-
201379,1101.66%-
201277,800--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Washington ranges from $62,750 to $92,200. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $92,200. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Spokane (mean annual salary $91,040). The lowest paying area is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $62,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$92,200
Spokane
$91,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$76,960
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$76,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$68,010
Bellingham
$62,750



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