Geographer Salary

A Geographer earns an average salary of $58,806 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Office and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

$39,555 - $88,969
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$89K
MEDIAN: $58,806
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$40,006 - $88,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Geographer Salaries

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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