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Geoscientists in Maryland

Is Maryland a good place for you to work as a Geoscientist?

2.2% Jobs Projection
$86,970 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Geoscientists in Maryland is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Geoscientists Work in Maryland?

There were approximately 600 workers employed as Geoscientists in this state in 2018.

There were 440 Geoscientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Geoscientists in this state are growing at a rate of 2.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.1%.


Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 470 jobs for Maryland Geoscientists in 2026.

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

What do Geoscientists Make in Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Geoscientists ranged from $46,310 to $145,140 with $86,970 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.26 to $69.78. The median hourly rate was $41.81.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $42.44 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.63.

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


Top Maryland Metros for Geoscientists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 560 $108,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 560 n/a
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 220 $73,030

Top States for Geoscientists Employment

The table below shows the states 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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