Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
44.5k
Average Age
43.9
Estimated Job Growth
4.9%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$103,207
Average Male Salary
$110,039
Average Female Salary
$84,338

About

Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers was $103,207 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers by wage are Management analysts, Other managers, and Marketing managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers are South of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX, Montgomery County (South)The Woodlands (North) PUMA, TX, and Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers are Montgomery County (South)The Woodlands (North) PUMA, TX, East of TX-6 & West of Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804636), and South of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers are paid most in Galveston, Texas City & La Marque Cities PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Montgomery County (South)The Woodlands (North) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$103,207
AVERAGE SALARY
± $10,183

In 2020, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers earned an average of $103,207, $47,253 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Management analysts make somewhat more than Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers while Marketing managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.389
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.389, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, by average wage, are Petroleum refining, Oil & gas extraction, and Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

44.5k
2020 Workforce
± 5,176
4.09%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16%

The number of people employed as Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers has been growing at a rate of 4.09%, from 42,714 people in 2019 to 44,459 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers at  18.9%, followed by Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 16.3% and Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 13.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers in the US. The average age of male Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers in the workforce is 45.6 and of female Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers is 39.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

32.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,435
11.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,669

73.4% of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

84.6% of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.2% of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers.

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Age by Sex

45.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.85
39.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.59

The median age of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers is 43.9, and Male employees are generally 6.56 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers is Physical Sciences but a relatively high number of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers hold a major in Physical Sciences.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers and Hydrologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers and Hydrologists are expected to see a growth of 4.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers and Hydrologists.
4.9%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers and Hydrologists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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