Rapid rise predicted for geologist salaries


  • Anonymous


The number of geologists entering the earth science profession and their average salary will increase faster than for other natural and physical sciences during the next 2 decades, according to A.G. Unklesbay, executive director of the American Geological Institute (AGI). He is drafting for the National Academy of Sciences' Geological Sciences Board (Eos, 62, p. 107, March 17) a chapter on manpower needs in geology.

‘AGI studies trends in geoscience education, and our records show that majors have doubled in the decade 1971–1980,’ Unklesbay said. ‘These studies are ongoing and the data for 1981 show this trend continuing.’