Geographer - Salary and Career
Professionals in Geographical Research and Analysis

Geographer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They study spatial organization through the interpretation and interaction of physical and human aspects, regionalize the territory at scales that vary from local to global, evaluate the processes of space production, subsidizing territorial planning, participate in regional, urban, rural planning , environmental and territorial management policy formulation, carry out studies necessary to establish territorial bases, issue reports and technical opinions, monitor land use and occupation, inspect areas under study, study human pressure and diagnose impacts and trends.

How much does an Geographer earn

A Geographer earns between $1.906 and $12.719 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.924 and a median salary of $4.000 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 246 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Geographer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.924 59.091 1.231 24
1º Quartile 1.906 22.874 477 9
Median Salary 4.000 48.000 1.000 19
3º Quartile 9.700 116.396 2.425 47
Higher Salary 12.719 152.623 3.180 62

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the social sciences and humanities
      • social scientists, psychologists
        • professionals in geographical research and analysis

Main workplaces

Professionals in Geographical Research and Analysis they work in statistical institutes, municipal, state and federal territorial planning bodies, consulting companies that develop work applied to agriculture, livestock and industry. They provide services to international organizations. They work as salaried or self-employed, with or without supervision.

What does it take to work in the field of Professionals in Geographical Research and Analysis

To work as a geographer, a bachelor's degree in geography and registration at CREA is required. There is a trend towards an increase in qualification requirements, such as specialization, master's and doctorate.

Functions and activities of Geographer

Professionals in Geographical Research and Analysis must:

  • establister territorial bases;
  • participate in events;
  • treat geographic information on a georeferenced base;
  • treat geographic information on a georeferenced basis;
  • provide subsidies for territorial planning;
  • join events;
  • providing subsidies to territorial planning;
  • establishing territorial bases;
  • disseminate information produced;
  • evaluate space production processes;
  • disseminate produced information;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • provide subsidies to territorial planning;
  • establish territorial bases;
  • evaluate the space production processes;
  • providing subsidies for territorial planning;
  • evaluating space production processes;
  • regionalize territory;
  • perform geographical searches;
  • perform geographical surveys;

  • Activities

    • inventory conservation areas;
    • elaborate technical, urban and rural registers;
    • define study areas;
    • survey areas under study;
    • generate geographical data;
    • determine work objectives;
    • collect information on physical, human and territorial aspects;
    • demonstrate spatial reasoning;
    • proceed with demarcation of municipal and state boundaries;
    • qualify agents and space production processes;
    • evaluate conflicting interests;
    • publish thematic maps and atlases;
    • evaluate geographic information;
    • interpret aerial photographs and orbital images;
    • elaborate a management plan;
    • update geographical data;
    • demonstrate synthesis ability;
    • survey geographical information;
    • process images by remote sensing;
    • advising the area of political-administrative legislation;
    • scan information plans;
    • elaborate eia and rima;
    • process database;
    • interpret database;
    • perform fieldwork;
    • write reports and scientific texts;
    • establish territorial bases for data dissemination;
    • create query interfaces to the geographic information system;
    • determine work scale;
    • specify geographical data collection system;
    • issue reports and technical opinions;
    • participating in the formulation of territorial management policies;
    • join integration meetings;
    • exchange technical information with other professionals;
    • work in interdisciplinary teams;
    • studying human pressure;
    • identify processes that can be intervened;
    • delimit regions;
    • detail methodology;
    • translate information spatially;
    • provide territorial cutouts for planning;
    • participate in ecological-economic zoning;
    • interpret representations of the territory;
    • map interactions and flows;
    • perform spatial analysis;
    • combine information planes;
    • participate in congresses;
    • define criteria for the creation of conservation units;
    • produce themed cards;
    • specify technical parameters for the construction of geographic data;
    • establish territorial units for sample surveys;
    • monitor land use and occupation;
    • presen results/conclusions for publication or use;
    • moderate geographic information system (gis) project;
    • participate in studies for watershed management;
    • produce spatial clippings for legislation and zoning;
    • organize database;
    • encouraging the articulation of space intervention agents;
    • organizing political-administrative maps;
    • elaborate urban master plan;
    • define methodologies;
    • generate results ;
    • monitoring political-administrative developments;
    • associate alphanumeric information with geographic data;
    • participate in area fairs;
    • participate in meetings, symposia and seminars;
    • generate reports and maps in digital and analog format;
    • identify space production agents and processes;
    • build alternative scenarios;
    • presen scientific papers;
    • set regionalization objectives;
    • participate in regional, urban, rural and environmental planning;
    • diagnosing impacts and trends;
    • read maps;
    • demonstrate abstract reasoning ability;
    • analyze works for publication;
    • proceed with studies for the creation of administrative districts, municipalities, states, territories and their;

    Sectors that hire Geographer the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • mapping, surveying and geodesy services
    • experimental research and development in social sciences and humanities
    • geological studies activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • business management consulting activities
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • building construction
    • support activities for education

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