Geographer Salary (United States)

A Geographer earns an average salary of $56,364 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), Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word.
Geographer Total Pay (?
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$38,213 - $87,716
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MEDIAN: $56,364
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$38,213 - $87,716  
   
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$0.50 - $3,750  
Total Pay (?
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$38,432 - $89,027  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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 38%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Geographer Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 35%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%
National Average
$55,000

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Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 7%
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