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18.4% Jobs Projection
$131,710 Median Salary
1,040 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Geoscientists Work in Texas?

There were approximately 7,810 workers employed as Geoscientists in this state in 2018.

There were 7,780 Geoscientists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Geoscientists in this state are growing at a rate of 18.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.1%.


Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,040 annual job openings, and 10,490 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Geoscientists ranged from $61,350 to $208,000 with $131,710 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.5 to $100. The median hourly rate was $63.32.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $59.9 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.42.

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


Top Texas Metros for Geoscientists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,040 $141,330
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 740 n/a
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 400 $90,790
Midland, TX 400 $163,230
Austin-Round Rock, TX 240 $78,140
College Station-Bryan, TX 210 $50,180
Corpus Christi, TX 70 $112,220
Odessa, TX 60 $111,510
Tyler, TX 50 $121,420

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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