From the American Geosciences Institute (AGI): Comparison of STEM and Geoscience Occupation Growth Over the Next Decade

American Geosciences Institute

Approximately 3 percent of STEM jobs are filled by geoscientists, and the average median salary in 2013 of geoscience jobs was comparable to the average median salary of STEM jobs. Over the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increase of 13% in STEM jobs and 14% in geoscience jobs, which is slightly higher than the overall predicted increase of 11% in all U.S. occupations. Currents #95 compares the salaries and future changes in STEM jobs and geoscience jobs.