Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) among Michigan cities is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Michigan (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,230
25th Percentile Wage
$55,380
50th Percentile Wage
$73,180
75th Percentile Wage
$80,950
90th Percentile Wage
$123,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,230.

Median salary trend

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
$73,180
6.75% 5.71%
2016
$68,240
-4.19% -
2015
$71,100
4.57% -
2014
$67,850
2.61% -
2013
$66,080
-4.42% -
2012
$69,000
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Michigan Cities (2018 Survey)

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Michigan ranges from $62,650 to $75,670. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Michigan is Lansing-East Lansing with a median annual salary of $75,670. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn (mean annual salary $72,640). The lowest paying area is Ann Arbor with a median annual salary of $62,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lansing-East Lansing
$75,670
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$72,640
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$71,110
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$69,010
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$68,210
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$66,910
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$62,890
Ann Arbor
$62,650




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