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.