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Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (19-2042)

Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 345 370 7.25 7 32 42
United States 31000 32800 0.0 600 2900 3600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 53.90 24.95 31.97 44.99 65.40 96.70
Alaska 48.65 26.73 34.96 46.53 60.84 75.82
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 50.36 26.10 35.73 49.50 62.52 78.22
Fairbanks North Star Borough 41.27 27.45 32.73 38.64 47.29 60.15
Balance of State 49.86 27.19 35.15 49.33 62.43 78.90

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.