Careers

Jobs and WagesOpportunities for interesting and rewarding careers are abundant for students with degrees in geology.  The American Geological Institute reports that there are approximately 130,000 geoscientists in membership whom they represent. Moreover, a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that the number of active geoscientists and hydrogeologists is expected to increase by about 6% by 2028. According to the BLS survey, the median annual wages of geoscientists of all types in May 2018 was $91,130 ($79,370 for hydrogeologists).  Median wages are generally higher in the oil and gas industry and for those employed by the Federal Government, whereas jobs in state government agencies generally pay less than the overall average.