Salary for Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

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Also known as:  Ecological Modeler, Environmental Analyst, Environmental Scientist, Hazardous Substances Scientist, Health Environmentalist, Water Pollution Scientist, Water Quality Analyst helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Environmental scientists and specialists conduct observations and investigations into factors which adversely affect health and the environment. They work to eliminate the pollutants and hazards that their research identifies by making specific recommendations based on the field data they have collected. These professionals are required to evaluate the validity of data and to analyze soil, air and water samples. They may be expected to know how to operate several instruments and measuring tools. A Bachelor's degree is normally the minimum education requirement for this position.

A Environmental Scientist and Specialist can earn average salaries of between $42,960 - $129,450 based on tenure and industry expertise. will normally get average salaries of eigthy thousand and ninety dollars per year.

have the highest pay levels in District of Columbia, where they get an average salary rate of close to about $116,120. These professionals make the highest salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they get pay of $102,700.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 51.06 percent nationwide in that time.


Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Wholesale Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Public Administration