Salary can be a strong indicator of overall career satisfaction.
After graduation, geology 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.
Geology graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in geology is $36,398, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $46,319.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for geology graduates
As per most recent US census
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