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Geographer Salary

A Geographer earns an average salary of $55,269 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 Microsoft Office and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

$38,916 - $88,827
MEDIAN: $55,268

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$38,916 - $88,827  
$0.00 - $5,182  
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$39,169 - $89,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Geographer Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


20 %
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 8%