Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,430
25th Percentile Wage
$57,360
50th Percentile Wage
$83,230
75th Percentile Wage
$95,910
90th Percentile Wage
$103,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,430.

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
$83,230
3.29% 38.72%
2016
$80,490
21.79% -
2015
$62,950
23.89% -
2014
$47,910
-4.15% -
2013
$49,900
-2.20% -
2012
$51,000
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of West Virginia ranges from $45,570 to $123,230. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $123,230. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $70,780). The lowest paying area is Charleston with a median annual salary of $45,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$123,230
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$70,780
Huntington-Ashland
$51,840
Charleston
$45,570




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