Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

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2019 Workforce
44.8k
Average Age
45.1
Estimated Job Growth
4.9%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$109,344
Average Male Salary
$111,225
Average Female Salary
$103,755

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 $109,344 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers by wage are Natural sciences managers, Electrical & electronics engineers, and Computer and information research scientists.

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

Wages

Yearly Wage

$109,344
AVERAGE SALARY
± $11,350

In 2019, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers earned an average of $109,344, $53,820 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Computer and information research scientists make somewhat more than Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers while Natural sciences 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

0.405
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.405, 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, and Management, scientific & technical consulting services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, by average wage, are Petroleum refining, Oil & gas extraction, and Gasoline stations.

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Industries by Share

44.8k
2019 Workforce
± 5,195
8.62%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.4%

The number of people employed as Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers has been growing at a rate of 8.62%, from 41,227 people in 2018 to 44,782 people in 2019.

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  22.4%, followed by Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 15.6% and Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 15.1%.

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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 46.3 and of female Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

33.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,493
11.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,607

74.8% of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

83.8% of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.85% of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, White (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 Gender

46.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.99
41.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.73

The median age of Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers is 45.1, and Male employees are generally 4.68 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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