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Oceanographer Salary

The average salary for an Oceanographer is $69,669 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$45,442 - $125,528
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$130K
MEDIAN: $69,669
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50%
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Salary
$45,442 - $125,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,037  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,161 - $125,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Experience Affects Oceanographer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 8%