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Wages for Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers in UNITED STATES

Location Pay Period 2018
Low Median High
United States Hourly $23.76 $43.81 $90.38
United States Yearly $49,430 $91,130 $187,990
Texas Hourly $29.50 $63.32 $100.00+
Texas Yearly $61,350 $131,710 $208,000+
Oklahoma Hourly $18.96 $54.66 $100.00+
Oklahoma Yearly $39,440 $113,690 $208,000+
Louisiana Hourly $25.83 $47.46 $81.02
Louisiana Yearly $53,730 $98,720 $168,520
Hawaii Hourly $27.27 $47.07 $84.02
Hawaii Yearly $56,730 $97,910 $174,760
Alaska Hourly $28.04 $45.38 $72.28
Alaska Yearly $58,320 $94,390 $150,350
New Jersey Hourly $28.34 $45.03 $72.77
New Jersey Yearly $58,950 $93,670 $151,360
California Hourly $25.23 $44.86 $71.40
California Yearly $52,480 $93,310 $148,500
Mississippi Hourly $24.01 $44.74 $64.44
Mississippi Yearly $49,940 $93,070 $134,040
Colorado Hourly $21.47 $43.96 $97.56
Colorado Yearly $44,660 $91,440 $202,930
Washington Hourly $26.31 $42.34 $71.83
Washington Yearly $54,730 $88,060 $149,410
Delaware Hourly $21.01 $41.83 $49.76
Delaware Yearly $43,700 $87,000 $103,490
Maryland Hourly $22.26 $41.81 $69.78
Maryland Yearly $46,310 $86,970 $145,140
Virginia Hourly $24.68 $41.43 $83.28
Virginia Yearly $51,330 $86,170 $173,220
New Hampshire Hourly $26.15 $41.28 $83.90
New Hampshire Yearly $54,400 $85,870 $174,500
Montana Hourly $22.52 $41.24 $74.35
Montana Yearly $46,850 $85,780 $154,660
Idaho Hourly $27.16 $39.99 $68.90
Idaho Yearly $56,500 $83,170 $143,320
Florida Hourly $22.44 $39.26 $56.71
Florida Yearly $46,680 $81,650 $117,950
North Dakota Hourly $26.35 $39.04 $74.70
North Dakota Yearly $54,800 $81,200 $155,380
Massachusetts Hourly $25.00 $39.03 $65.48
Massachusetts Yearly $51,990 $81,180 $136,210
Nevada Hourly $24.74 $38.99 $72.09
Nevada Yearly $51,460 $81,100 $149,940
Rhode Island Hourly $28.64 $38.82 $60.88
Rhode Island Yearly $59,570 $80,750 $126,630
Pennsylvania Hourly $25.20 $38.61 $100.00+
Pennsylvania Yearly $52,420 $80,300 $208,000+
Nebraska Hourly $20.86 $37.94 $55.38
Nebraska Yearly $43,390 $78,920 $115,180
Iowa Hourly $22.40 $37.50 $45.32
Iowa Yearly $46,600 $78,000 $94,260
Minnesota Hourly $22.08 $37.49 $54.93
Minnesota Yearly $45,930 $77,980 $114,250
New Mexico Hourly $25.60 $37.31 $64.63
New Mexico Yearly $53,240 $77,610 $134,420
West Virginia Hourly $19.75 $37.00 $51.07
West Virginia Yearly $41,090 $76,960 $106,230
Arizona Hourly $23.50 $36.45 $53.55
Arizona Yearly $48,870 $75,820 $111,390
Ohio Hourly $23.05 $36.13 $51.35
Ohio Yearly $47,950 $75,140 $106,820
Connecticut Hourly $20.53 $35.79 $65.15
Connecticut Yearly $42,690 $74,450 $135,520
Tennessee Hourly $24.02 $35.52 $49.41
Tennessee Yearly $49,960 $73,880 $102,760
Wisconsin Hourly $24.19 $35.16 $50.97
Wisconsin Yearly $50,320 $73,140 $106,010
Oregon Hourly $21.01 $34.77 $52.29
Oregon Yearly $43,710 $72,320 $108,770
Utah Hourly $25.58 $34.58 $53.84
Utah Yearly $53,210 $71,930 $111,980
New York Hourly $23.49 $34.16 $53.93
New York Yearly $48,870 $71,050 $112,180
Kansas Hourly $22.78 $34.08 $59.07
Kansas Yearly $47,380 $70,880 $122,860
Missouri Hourly $18.84 $33.83 $49.40
Missouri Yearly $39,180 $70,360 $102,760
North Carolina Hourly $22.62 $33.73 $48.97
North Carolina Yearly $47,040 $70,160 $101,850
Kentucky Hourly $20.03 $33.60 $50.76
Kentucky Yearly $41,660 $69,890 $105,590
South Carolina Hourly $16.30 $33.51 $55.61
South Carolina Yearly $33,890 $69,700 $115,660
Wyoming Hourly $21.27 $33.35 $51.81
Wyoming Yearly $44,250 $69,370 $107,770
Maine Hourly $25.80 $30.05 $55.48
Maine Yearly $53,660 $62,510 $115,400
Georgia Hourly $20.71 $29.83 $54.09
Georgia Yearly $43,080 $62,040 $112,510
Illinois Hourly $20.56 $29.52 $50.75
Illinois Yearly $42,770 $61,400 $105,560
South Dakota Hourly $20.50 $29.34 $42.34
South Dakota Yearly $42,640 $61,020 $88,060
Alabama Hourly $19.84 $28.34 $48.89
Alabama Yearly $41,280 $58,940 $101,700
Indiana Hourly $17.96 $27.61 $45.18
Indiana Yearly $37,350 $57,430 $93,980
Arkansas Hourly $17.22 $25.21 $68.95
Arkansas Yearly $35,810 $52,440 $143,410
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Occupation Description
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.

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