Quick Facts: Geoscience Salaries

Geoscience salaries have Increased by 3.1% between 2008 and 2009

Despite the U.S. economy’s downturn, geoscience salaries increased by 3.1 percent between 2008 and 2009, which is slightly more than the salary growth for other science occupations (2.1%) and for all U.S. occupations (2.8%). In 2009, the top geoscience salaries were for management positions (Natural Science Managers: $127,000, Engineering Managers: $122,810), petroleum engineers ($119,960), and geoscientists (excluding hydrologists and geographers) ($92,710).

Read more: Source: Geoscience Currents, American Geological Institute, No 37, July 6, 2010