OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

How much does a volcanologist make?

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Studying Volcanoes / Volcanology

 

The income for volcanologists varies widely. However, for a person working in the United States at a university of government agency incomes typically range from $30,000 to $90,000 depending on seniority, level of education, location, etc... Incomes for volcanologists in countries other than the US can range from equivalent amounts to only several thousand dollars a year depending on the country!  Nonetheless, most of us become volcanologists because we are passionate about studying volcanoes rather than to become rich.