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Geographer - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Geographer"

How much does a Geographer in the federal government get paid? $71,380.59* *Based on the 2006 average.

Geographer was the 238th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 506 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Geography, with an average salary of $72,615.

Government Geography jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Geography job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions the duties of which involve professional work in the field of geography, including the compilation, synthesis, analysis, interpretation and presentation of information regarding the location, distribution, and interrelationships of and processes of change affecting such natural and human phenomena as the physical features of the earth, climate, plant and animal life, and man's settlements and institutions.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Geographer

Geographer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Geographer is $71,380.59. The highest paid Geographer made $157,466 in 2006.

Common Geographer Payscales

Payscale Number of Geography Employees
GS - General Schedule 404
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 90
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Geography jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Consumer Safety InspectionTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Materials EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Industrial Property ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
GeodesyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Passport and Visa ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Geography Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Geographer was $66,797. Since then, the average pay has increased to $93,811 in 2019.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0150.

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