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Remote sensing scientists and technologists earned an average salary of $100,100 in June 2018, according to Recruiter.com. Salaries ranged from $80,000 to $120,000, depending upon education, level of experience, and geographic location. For example, Washington, D.C., paid the highest salaries to remote sensing scientists and technologists, at $114,160. The Department of Labor includes remote sensing scientists and technologists in the category of physical scientists, all other. As of May 2017, physical scientists earned a median salary of nearly $104,000. The lowest 10 percent earned $50,300 or less and the top 10 percent earned $161,900 or more. Those employed in scientific research and development services earned the highest wages, $121,920 annually, whereas those employed in state government agencies (excluding schools and hospitals) earned the lowest wages, $77,800 per year.

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