Does your ideal degree pay what you expect?

After graduation, geological sciences graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $97,286, while the bottom 20% make closer to $42,340. The median grad salary is $64,180.

Geological Sciences graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in geological sciences is $36,843, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $43,234.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

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Wage Range Median Wage

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