Employment Statistics

Below are interactive maps showing the occupational employment statistics of geoscientists as of May 2018. "Geoscientists" here refers to mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geophysicists, oceanographers, climatologists, geodesists, and seismologists.However, geographers and hydrologists are not among the list.


According to these data, Texas, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma are states with highest employment level of geoscientists, while Alaska and Wyoming also have high concentrations of jobs related to geosciences. Louisiana and Hawaii are also among top paying states for geoscience-related jobs


Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: Missing all data for Vermont and some data for Michigan. The location quotient is the ratio of the concentration of occupational employment in the state over the national average concentration. Annual wages are in dollars.



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