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How much does a Geographer make in the United States?

Average Geographer Hourly Wage in the United States

Geographers earn a median hourly wage of $35.70. Hourly wages typically start from $21.85 and go up to $49.48.

Average Geographer Yearly Salary in the United States

Geographers earn a median salary of $74,260 per year. Salaries typically start from $45,450 and go up to $102,930.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Geographer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Geographer Earnings

The highest earning Geographers in the United States earn:

$49.48
an hour
$102,930
per year
Senior Geographer Earnings

Senior Geographers in the United States earn:

$42.85
an hour
$89,120
per year
Experienced Geographer Earnings

Experienced Geographers in the United States earn:

$35.70
an hour
$74,260
per year
Junior Geographer Earnings

Junior Geographers in the United States earn:

$28.16
an hour
$58,570
per year
Starting Geographer Earnings

Starting Geographers in the United States earn:

$21.85
an hour
$45,450
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Geographer salary comparison

Geographers earn more than 63% percent of Science careers. Geographer salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

Particle Physicist Salary $110k
Geologist Salary $91k
Statistician Salary $80k
Geographer Salary $76k
Chemist Salary $73k
Food Science Technologist Salary $65k
Soil and Plant Scientist Salary $60k
Curator Salary $51k
Forest and Conservation Worker Salary $27k

Historical salary for Geographers in the United States

Geographer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Geographer Salary in Virginia $45.40 $94,420 # 1
Geographer Salary in Maryland $41.62 $86,570 # 2
Geographer Salary in Illinois $35.99 $74,860 # 3
Geographer Salary in California $40.95 $85,180 # 4
Geographer Salary in Washington $40.32 $83,870 # 5
Geographer Salary in Oregon $35.62 $74,090 # 6
Geographer Salary in Colorado $37.42 $77,840 # 7
Geographer Salary in Missouri $35.43 $73,690 # 8
Geographer Salary in South Dakota $32.84 $68,320 # 9
Geographer Salary in Texas $28.68 $59,660 # 10
Geographer Salary in Georgia $19.01 $39,540 # 11
Geographer Salary in Oklahoma $23.42 $48,720 # 12
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Geographer

Interested in becoming a Geographer? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good geographer? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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