Code: 19-3092.00

Also known as: Earth Observations Chief Scientist (NASA), GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer), GIS Physical Scientist (Geographic Information Systems Physical Scientist), Scientist, Supervisory Geographer

Description: Geographers are students of the world. They do research on the Earth's land, its features and its inhabitants. This may also involve research into political and cultural systems that arise due to geography. Geographers must have at least a Master's degree to obtain employment. However, the best research jobs will require a doctoral degree or several years of relevant experience. Some entry-level jobs may only require a Bachelor's degree.


Typical wages

10% $53,630
25% $66,130
Median $85,430
75% $102,660
90% $117,100
10% $25.78
25% $31.79
Median $41.07
75% $49.36
90% $56.3

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 100