2019 Median Annual Salaries of Geoscience-related Occupations

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As a whole, geoscience-related median salaries increased by 1% between 2018 and 2019, which is slightly lower than other science and engineering occupations which increased by 3% and 2% respectively. Geoscience-related occupations with the largest salary increases were engineering and natural science managers (3% and 4% respectively) and environmental science post-secondary teachers (3%). Geologic and petroleum technicians had the largest decline in median salaries (-4%) between 2018 and 2019. Changes in median salaries for most geoscience-related occupations were 2% or less.

Although salary increases were relatively flat between 2018 and 2019, median salaries for most geoscience-related occu­pations outpaced salaries for most other management, science, engineering and post-secondary teaching occupations in 2019. Geoscience-related occupations with lower median salaries than other related occupations included cartographers and photogrammetrists, geoscience engineering technicians, environmental science technicians, soil and plant scientists and conservation scientists.

DB_2020-022 chart 01: Median Salaries of Geoscience-related Occupations, 2019 (credit: AGI, data derived from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics)

Date updated: 2020-10-09
Data Brief 2020-022
Written and compiled by Leila Gonzales and Christopher Keane, AGI, October 2020

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