Becoming a Geology Professor via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Western Governors University is a US school (accredited) offering geology courses to train individuals to become top-notch geologists, mine geologists, project geologists, exploration geologists, environmental protection geologists, hydrogeologists, geological technicians, geology professors, biological, geological, and environmental sciences professors, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 9,900 people employed as atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $83,320. Colleges and universities like Western Governors University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Geology Professor Salary Information

Category: Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

Total # Employed in the US 9,900
Average Yearly Salary $83,320
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$43,350 $57,260 $78,660 $104,330 $133,080
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.2% 0.7% 2.7% 2.3% 15.3% 34.6% 44.2%
Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Colorado - $88,300
Connecticut - $65,910
Hawaii - $72,620
Idaho - $67,620
Indiana - $75,630
Kansas - $51,590
Kentucky - $73,060
Louisiana - $85,620
Maine - $68,430
Maryland - $72,490
Michigan - $80,340
Mississippi - $100,780
Missouri - $103,890
Montana - $92,840
Nebraska - $75,200
Nevada - $74,120
New Hampshire - $72,050
New Jersey - $54,740
North Dakota - $85,040
Ohio - $67,770
Oklahoma - $100,310
Oregon - $76,380
Pennsylvania - $66,170
South Carolina - $78,870
Utah - $87,290
Virginia - $109,890
Washington - $77,470
Wisconsin - $50,740
Wyoming - $87,220
Guam - $68,600


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