The average salary for a Geographer is $71,659.
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Geographers study all areas related to the Earth including its land, features and inhabitants. Additionally, they may research political or cultural structures relevant to understanding physical and human geographic characteristics of regions. Geographers are used in a number of fields from commercial to government to international travel. Commercial geographers are responsible for creating and maintaining geographic data required for various lines of business, such as hotels. They may collect d…Read more
- 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.
- Construct and interpret maps, graphs, and diagrams and other geographic information.
- Consult governments, agencies, and organizations on the assessment of geographic conditions, phenomena, and anomalies.
Skills in ArcGIS, Statistical Analysis, Technical Analysis and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
An entry-level Geographer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,695 based on 8 salaries. An early career Geographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,156 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Geographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,610 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Geographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,640 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,500.
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