From AGI -- The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Workforce Program announces the release of its annual Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates report. The report details the results of the 2016 Geoscience Student Exit Survey, documenting trends trends in geoscience coursework, enrollment, student experiences, as well as a recent shift in hiring patterns for new graduates.
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.
From AGI Geoscience Workforce -- The median annual salaries for geoscience-related occupations in the United States generally continued to increase according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average median annual salary for geoscience-related occupations in 2013 was $83,311. For more information about median salaries in the geosciences, please check out Currents #91.