Highest Paying Industries for Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises73.89153700
Oil and Gas Extraction70.74147140
Manufacturing69.08143690
Mining68.55142580
Support Activities for Mining66.07137420
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing60.81126480
Utilities56116470
All industries, private ownership only53.56111400
Computer Systems Design and Related Services52.21108590
All industries50.67105390
Federal Executive Branch47.3498460
Federal government, including the US Postal Service47.3498460
Employment Services44.4692480
Administrative and Support Services44.0791660
Local government, including schools and hospitals43.5390540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals43.4990460
Metal Ore Mining42.9589340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services42.7989010
Mining (except Oil and Gas)42.7888990
Engineering Services42.3988160
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services41.8286980
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying41.4586220
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services41.3285950
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services40.3883990
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned40.2283660
Educational Services, State government owned40.1683520
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences39.7382630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)39.682360
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)39.5482240
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service39.4482040
Federal, State, and Local Government39.1881500
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service39.1881500
Scientific Research and Development Services39.0381190
Waste Management and Remediation Services38.5580180
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services37.5178030
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services37.1677290
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution35.5273880
Construction35.3673550
State government, including schools and hospitals35.3173440
Educational Services, Privately owned34.5971960
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned34.5971960
Utility System Construction34.2871300
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction33.9770650
Testing Laboratories32.9168450
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals31.9866510
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities27.1756510

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