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Estimated employmentN/A
Mean wage$41.96
Entry wage$26.21
10th percentile wage$22.91
50th percentile wage$38.57
90th percentile wage$64.18
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services60%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services6037.63
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (19-2042)
Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Include mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$38.57 $38.46  $0.11
2015$37.59+2.6%$37.48 +2.6%$0.11
2014$36.89+1.9%$36.78 +1.9%$0.11
2013$36.18+1.9%$36.08 +1.9%$0.10
2012$35.48+2.0%$35.38 +2.0%$0.10
2011$34.93+1.6%$34.83 +1.6%$0.10
2010$34.32+1.8%$34.22 +1.8%$0.10
2009$33.95+1.1%$33.85 +1.1%$0.10
2008$32.94+3.1%$32.84 +3.1%$0.09
2007$31.84+3.5%$31.74 +3.5%$0.09
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$38.57 $21.45  $17.12
2015$37.59+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%$16.74
2014$36.89+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%$16.48
2013$36.18+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$16.19
2012$35.48+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%$15.83
2011$34.93+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$15.59
2010$34.32+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%$15.30
2009$33.95+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$15.19
2008$32.94+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%$14.66
2007$31.84+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%$14.14
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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Best Pay
Connecticut $38.57  
Highest Employment
Connecticut $38.57  

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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