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Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $38.63
Statewide median: $21.49


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Geoscientists *

Area Low Median High
$31.66 $44.71 $63.57
$28.35 $38.63 $48.93
Northeast Minnesota
$28.90 $37.11 $45.95
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$28.00 $38.43 $49.55

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 230 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Geoscientists most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 340 new Geoscientists to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Geoscientists
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 31,000 32,800 1,800 5.7%
Minnesota 2018 2028 Number Percent
Statewide 272 302 30 11%
Northeast Minnesota 32 37 5 15.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 156 183 27 17.3%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.