Average Geographer Salary

$72,854
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$650
Bonus
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The average salary for a Geographer is $72,854.
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MEDIAN $72,854
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Salary
$40k - $99k
Bonus
$10 - $2k
Total Pay
$32k - $97k

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Job Description for Geographer

Geographer Tasks
  • 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.

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Career Paths

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Instructional Technologist
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Geographer

Skills in Statistical Analysis and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Python, ArcGIS and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Geographer

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 12 salaries. An early career Geographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,948 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Geographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,028 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Geographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,717 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,000.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 61 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.7%
Early Career
27.9%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
16.4%
Late Career
13.1%

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