|Quick Facts: Geographers
$88,900 per year
$42.74 per hour
|1% (Little or no change)
Geographers study the Earth and the distribution of its land, features, and inhabitants.
Most geographers work full time. Geographers who do fieldwork may travel to foreign countries or remote locations.
Geographers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree to enter the occupation. Some jobs require a master’s or doctoral degree.
The median annual wage for geographers was $88,900 in May 2022.
Employment of geographers is projected to show little or no change from 2022 to 2032.
Despite limited employment growth, about 100 openings for geographers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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