Oceanographer

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October 30, 2016

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Oceanographer Job Description

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 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.

Oceanographer Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Oceanographer is $81500 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $130591. The lowest salary was $39936. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Oceanographer is $40.53 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $64.94. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $19.86. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Oceanographer are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $75 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Oceanographer. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Washington – n/a

These are the highest paying cities for a Oceanographer. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
10-19 years –
20 years or more –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Oceanographer from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $81500 while in 2007 it was just $75581.67

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Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 95% of Oceanographers were males while 5% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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