Geoscience Currents #112: 2015 Median Salaries for Geoscience-Related Occupations

American Geosciences Institute

American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Currents #112 examines the median salaries for geoscientists in the United States by different occupational categories. The average median salary for geoscience-related occupations in 2015 was $83,737.

Since 2013 (Currents #91), all but three (petroleum engineers, geoscientists, and geographers) of the geoscience occupations saw increases in their median annual salaries, and the few decreases ranged from $490-$2,330. The salary decreases seen for petroleum engineers and geoscientists are likely driven by the economic slow down in the oil and gas industry.

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Geoscience Currents are quick snapshots of data pertaining to all aspects of the geosciences, including trends in geoscience academic programs and students, funding of geoscience research, employment and salary information, and many other topics that support geoscience professionals and students in their career and academic endeavors. Geoscience Currents represent data collaborations with other societies, employers, and professionals. Topics for these short reports are often inspired by inquries from the geoscience community.


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