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 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,400
25th Percentile Wage
$59,400
50th Percentile Wage
$81,630
75th Percentile Wage
$107,370
90th Percentile Wage
$142,360

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 $142,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,400.

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
$81,630
3.06% 4.69%
2016
$79,130
-3.03% -
2015
$81,530
0.53% -
2014
$81,100
2.45% -
2013
$79,110
1.66% -
2012
$77,800
- -

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 $88,660. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $88,660. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Spokane (mean annual salary $84,310). The lowest paying area is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $62,750.

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




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