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 $36,031, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $42,841.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for geological sciences graduates
As per most recent US census
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