Geographer Salary (United States)

A Geographer earns an average salary of $58,520 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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$38,530 - $89,743
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,519
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
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$38,530 - $89,743  
   
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$0.00 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
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$38,798 - $91,627  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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 36%
National Average
$57,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Geographer Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 36%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 22%
National Average
$57,000

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Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
48%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 7%
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