Oceanographer Salary

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The average yearly salary for Oceanographer is $80,750. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Oceanographer, you could expect a starting pay rate of $66,500 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $95,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Oceanographer Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Oceanographer Salary

$64,600 - $96,900

Starting Yearly Oceanographer Salary

$53,200 - $79,800

Top Yearly Oceanographer Salary

$76,000 - $114,000

Monthly Oceanographer Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Oceanographer Salary

$5,383 - $8,075

Starting Monthly Oceanographer Salary

$4,433 - $6,650

Top Monthly Oceanographer Salary

$6,333 - $9,500

Hourly Oceanographer Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Oceanographer Salary

$29 - $43

Starting Hourly Oceanographer Salary

$24 - $36

Top Hourly Oceanographer Salary

$34 - $51


Oceanographer Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Oceanographer age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Oceanographer are male in the United States, and 51% of the Oceanographer are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Oceanographer


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