How Much Do Volcanologists Make?



It is actually quite difficult to narrow down a typical volcanologist's salary over a year's length of time. Generally, values may range anywhere from about $30,000 - $90,000 a year. Specific individuals with senior rankings are reported to make about $48,141 on a yearly basis, but a more broad classification of volcanologists leads us to the wider range of values formerly stated. Since the number of volcanologists in the geologic field is relatively small, it is easier to look at the overall salary of a geologist as compared to that of an actual volcanologist's. The following table is a brief summary of some salaries that correlate with an individual's specific experience:

 25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile
Geologist 1
(Beginning Geologist:
0-2 years of experience)
$34,881$37,349$40,247
Geologist 2
(Senior Geologist:
8-10 years of experience)
$79,352$83,888$89,875


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