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Occupational Outlook + Average Salary

Employment for geologists is expected to grow as fast as the average compared to all other occupations for the 2008-2018. Employment for geologists is projected to increase by 12%, due to the need for organizations to comply with environmental laws and regulations. Salaries earned by geologists are dependent on degree level. According to the most recent data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average salary for geologists, geophysicists, and oceanographers was $53,890. (2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Salaries earned by geologists are dependent on degree level. According to the most recent data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average salary for geologists, geophysicists, and oceanographers was $53,890.