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RE: What is a typical salary structure of an average Geographer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Dear Mr. Veer,

Greeting's for the day!!!

Geography is the science of earth. It literally means 'to describe or write about the earth'. Geographers are scientists who study about the physical details of the environment, its effects on human and wildlife, weather and climate patterns, economics and culture. There are different branches in geography viz. physical geography, human geography, environmental geography, and many more.


  • Scope:

Geography as a career provides multiple job options. With the increased use of satellite technology and Geographical Information System, geography is becoming a more promising career option than it was ever before. The GIS is a computer based information system which is used to digitally represent and analyse the geographic features present on the earth surface.


  • Remuneration:

Geographers provide their services in diverse fields. There are comparatively few geographers so they are in high demand at national and international level. The remuneration depends on the potential, experience, seniority and type of organisation. Generally private companies pay awesome wage along with other benefits, when compared with the government and public organisation. In the field of geography, a qualified person can expect a starting salary somewhere around Rs. 15,000 - 25,000 per month. The senior persons in private sector may draw more than Rs.1,20, 000 per month. Consultants also get attractive consultancy fees.


  • Eligibility:

Candidates who have passed 10+2 apply for the bachelor's course in Geography which is offered in both arts and science stream (i.e B.A Geography and B.Sc. Geography). For the degree courses, there is an entrance test (only in reputed colleges) in which the aptitude of aspirants is checked for the specialized study of Geography. For postgraduate course in geography is graduation in geography is a prerequisite. Computer skills are the much needed qualification in the field of geography.


  • Employability Skills:

  1. Perceptive and probing mind.
  2. Keen observations.
  3. Analytical and logical thinking.
  4. Good communication skill.
  5. Physically fit and be healthy to work in any situation & locale.
  6. Enjoy travelling.
  7. Work independently.
  8. Ability to work orderly, patiently and methodically.
  9. Good documentation skills.
  10. A passion for field work and laboratory work.
  11. Compatibility with computers.
  12. Problem solving, analyzing and interpreting skills.
  13. Ability to handle huge data.

  • Career Opportunities:

  1. In the age of satellite technology and GIS there are multiple career options for qualified and able geographer.
  2. Geographers work with various government departments and research institutes.
  3. Geographers get career opportunities in NGOs and other developmental agencies that are engaged in population studies, rural development and environmental issues.
  4. Teaching in schools/colleges/universities is a good career option.
  5. Travel and tourism provides better career opportunities for those having sound back ground of Geography.
  6. Text book and map publishers, travel agencies, real estate developers, communication and transportation companies employ Geographers.

  • Job Options:

  1. Cartographer
  2. Surveyor
  3. Drafter
  4. Government employer
  5. Urban and regional planner
  6. GIS specialist
  7. Climatologist
  8. Transportation manager
  9. Environmental Manager
  10. Science (Geography) writer
  11. Researcher
  12. Urban planner.
  13. Teacher/Professor
  14. Demographer
  15. Government officer

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul

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