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Geographers in California

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$85,800 Median Salary
  • Geographers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Geographers Work in California?

In California, there were 120 people working as Geographers in the year 2018.

There were 100 Geographers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Geographers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 50 Geographers working in it, which means California has more Geographers than average.

Geographers in CA vs. the Average State

What do Geographers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Geographers ranged from $53,900 to $115,190 with $85,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.91 to $55.38. The median hourly rate was $41.25.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $39.09 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.16.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Geographers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top States for Geographers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Geographers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Maryland 310 $84,280
Texas 150 $63,420
California 120 $85,800
Colorado 70 $85,130
Minnesota 60 $65,180
Missouri 40 $79,590
Washington 40 $81,920
Arizona 30 $69,500
Oregon 30 $75,800
Louisiana 30 $79,600

Below are the states where Geographers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $85,800
Georgia $85,670
Colorado $85,130
Maryland $84,280
Washington $81,920
Louisiana $79,600
Missouri $79,590
Oregon $75,800
Arizona $69,500
Minnesota $65,180

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