Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) among Wisconsin 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$107,010
75th Percentile Wage
$92,180
50th Percentile Wage
$75,070
25th Percentile Wage
$56,520
10th Percentile Wage
$45,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $107,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,880.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$51.45
75th Percentile Wage
$44.32
50th Percentile Wage
$36.09
25th Percentile Wage
$27.17
10th Percentile Wage
$22.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $51.45. The median hourly salary is $36.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.06.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $75,070 1.96%
2013 $73,630 5.07%
2012 $70,080 0.59%
2011 $69,670 2.97%
2010 $67,660 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Wisconsin from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 10.95%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 5.07%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.59% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 2.97% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Wage in Wisconsin vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$75,070
Hydrologists
$60,500
Other Physical Scientists
$64,850
Physicists
$99,090
Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$88,040
Chemists
$63,320
Materials Scientists
$81,710

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Wisconsin Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Wisconsin ranges from $60,560 to $81,950. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $81,950. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $78,930). The lowest paying area is Madison with a median annual salary of $60,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$81,950
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$78,930
Madison
$60,560

Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary by State

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