Saturday, May 26, 2012

Geology ranked #7 among top professions

Forbes magazine ranks Geology at the 7th most valuable college major "in terms of salary and career prospects." [Right, credit Resolution Copper]

They used PayScale's "massive compensation database and job growth projections through 2020 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics."

Forbes listed college majors by "median starting pay, median mid-career pay (at least 10 years experience), percentage growth in pay and projected growth of job opportunities."

The numbers they published for Geology:
Starting Median Pay: $45,300
Mid-Career Median Pay: $83,300
Growth In Pay: 84%
Projected Job Growth: 19.3%


  1. Anonymous5:20 PM

    How many of your people who have had 10 years experience get close to $83,000 a year? This sure doesn't apply to the State of Arizona.

  2. Anonymous10:33 AM

    If your private sector responsibilities include business development/operations management, and your compensation includes profit sharing/bonuses, then the answer is yes.