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Geoscientists in Illinois

Considering a career as a Geoscientist in Illinois?

9.7% Jobs Projection
$61,400 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Geoscientists in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Geoscientists in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Geoscientists in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Geoscientists Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 350 Geoscientists working in the state.

There were 280 Geoscientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 270 Geoscientists working in it, which means Illinois has more Geoscientists than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Geoscientists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.1%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 340 total jobs in 2026 for Geoscientists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,500 annual jobs and 36,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Geoscientists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Geoscientists ranged from $42,770 to $105,560 with $61,400 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.56 to $50.75. The median hourly rate was $29.52.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.47 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.95.

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


Top Illinois Metros for Geoscientists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Geoscientists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 170 $59,930
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 $48,650
Champaign-Urbana, IL 80 $68,840

Top States for Geoscientists Employment

View the list below to see where most Geoscientists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 7,810 $131,710
California 4,100 $93,310
Colorado 2,010 $91,440
Pennsylvania 1,210 $80,300
Oklahoma 1,140 $113,690
Louisiana 910 $98,720
Washington 880 $88,060
Florida 740 $81,650
New York 700 $71,050
Maryland 600 $86,970
Nevada 540 $81,100
Georgia 490 $62,040
North Carolina 430 $70,160
Alaska 430 $94,390
Arizona 420 $75,820
Michigan 420 $0
Massachusetts 400 $81,180
Indiana 390 $57,430
Illinois 350 $61,400
Mississippi 350 $93,070

Below are the states where Geoscientists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Texas $131,710
Oklahoma $113,690
Louisiana $98,720
Hawaii $97,910
Alaska $94,390
New Jersey $93,670
California $93,310
Mississippi $93,070
Colorado $91,440
Washington $88,060

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