How Much Do Remote Sensing Scientists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Remote Sensing Scientists

Remote Sensing Scientists apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. May develop new sensor systems, analytical techniques, or new applications for existing systems.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$110100 per year
Hourly wage
$53 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$49,800 to $72,310 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$24 to $35 per hour

Entry-level Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $49,800 to $72,310 per year or $24 to $35 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $82 $170,800
Senior (Top 25%) $67 $140,140
Middle (Mid 50%) $52 $107,210
Junior (Bottom 25%) $35 $72,310
No experience (Bottom 10%) $24 $49,800

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $68 $141,980
VA $64 $134,030
MD $64 $132,620
CA $64 $132,150
CO $61 $126,400
AL $59 $123,380
SC $59 $123,320
PA $57 $119,380
NM $56 $117,200
FL $56 $117,170

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Remote Sensing Scientist and Technologist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Remote Sensing Scientists are in the states of DC, VA, MD, CA and CO.

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