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Geographer Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $66,500 $5,541 $1,278 $32
75th Percentile $65,500 $5,458 $1,259 $31
Average $56,099 $4,674 $1,078 $27
25th Percentile $43,000 $3,583 $826 $21
$30,000 - $33,499
6% of jobs
$33,500 - $36,999
7% of jobs
$37,000 - $40,499
6% of jobs
$43,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$40,500 - $43,999
4% of jobs
$44,000 - $47,499
4% of jobs
$47,500 - $50,999
4% of jobs
$51,000 - $54,499
1% of jobs
The average salary is $56,099 a year
$54,500 - $57,999
0% of jobs
$58,000 - $61,499
0% of jobs
$61,500 - $64,999
17% of jobs
$66,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$65,000 - $68,500
46% of jobs

National Average

$30,000 $56,099/year $27/hour $68,500
Geographer Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$56,099
$4,674
$1,078
$27
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$56,869
$4,739
$1,094
$27

As of Jan 13, 2021, the average annual pay for a Geographer in the United States is $56,099 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $26.97 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,079/week or $4,675/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $68,500 and as low as $30,000, the majority of Geographer salaries currently range between $43,000 (25th percentile) to $65,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $66,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Geographer varies little (about $22,500), which suggests that regardless of location, there are not many opportunities for increased pay or advancement, even with several years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Geographer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Geographer in your area makes on average $56,869 per year, or $770 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $56,099. Virginia ranks number 5 out of 50 states nationwide for Geographer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Geographer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Geographer on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Geographer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Geographer job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Richmond, CA and Stamford, CT close behind in the second and third positions. Stamford, CT beats the national average by $9,556 (17.0%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $16,017 (28.6%) above the $56,099 average.

Significantly, San Mateo, CA has a very active Geographer job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Geographer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 13% between San Mateo, CA and Paterson, NJ, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Geographer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$72,117$6,010$1,387$34.67
Richmond, CA$67,425$5,619$1,297$32.42
Stamford, CT$65,656$5,471$1,263$31.57
Bellevue, WA$65,497$5,458$1,260$31.49
Brooklyn, NY$64,669$5,389$1,244$31.09
New Haven, CT$64,095$5,341$1,233$30.82
San Francisco, CA$63,729$5,311$1,226$30.64
Lakes, AK$63,518$5,293$1,221$30.54
Brockton, MA$63,448$5,287$1,220$30.50
Paterson, NJ$62,917$5,243$1,210$30.25

Top 4 Best Paying Related Geographer Jobs in the U.S.

We found a few related jobs that pay more than jobs in the Geographer category.

For example Geographical Engineer jobs pay as much as $29,873 (53.3%) more than the average Geographer salary of $56,099.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Geographical Engineer$85,972$7,164$1,653$41.33
Geographic Information Systems$70,283$5,857$1,352$33.79
Geographic Analyst$68,157$5,680$1,311$32.77
Geographic Information System GIS Specialist$63,966$5,330$1,230$30.75
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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