Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Geology degree puts you in top 20 salaries

A degree in geology will place you 19th among college grads with a median starting salary of $45,100 and a mid-career median salary of $84,200, according to payscale.com. [right, Arco Exploration]

The highest earning degree is in aerospace engineering and engineering specialties dominate the top 10 degrees in terms of salary.

Second from bottom in their list is elementary education, with education overall being 7th from bottom.


  1. Hmmm - this must only apply to geoscience jobs in industry! Academic jobs certainly don't pay that much. There are post-doc fellowships that are significantly less than $40,000.

  2. I think PayScale can be wrong in some cases but it's the most accurate source nowadays.