A Geographer earns an average salary of $59,556 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Microsoft Office.
Geographer Total Pay (?
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$35,355 - $84,135
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MEDIAN: $59,555
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$0.28 - $3,439  
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$35,608 - $88,262  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Geographer
  • Consult governments, agencies, and organizations on the assessment of geographic conditions, phenomena, and anomalies.
  • Construct and interpret maps, graphs, and diagrams and other geographic information.
  • Research and analyze the topography, climatology, economic, regional and political geography of the earth to solve societal problems including agriculture, business, and urban and regional planning.
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Experience Affects Geographer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%
National Average
$57,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Geographer Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 31%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%
National Average
$57,000
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Gender
Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 8%
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