Information About Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers

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Training

Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers need master's degree.

Degrees for Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers
Training for Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 0.8
Some College 3.4
Associates Degree 3.3
Bachelors Degree 47.6
Masters Degree 34.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 9.7

Employment

Represents about 33,000 people in the United States- 2.4% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 15,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers make $46.97 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers $22.00 $28.60 $40.60 $56.90 $81.90
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers make $97,700 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers $45,940 $59,510 $84,470 $118,510 $170,510
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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