Salary for Industrial Ecologists

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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!

These professionals combine their knowledge of scientific and social science fields to improve the function of industrial sites and improve the efficiency of workers while creating cost-effective, less resource intense methods of production. These professionals may also examine the interaction of tehcnical systems with the environment and society in general. They may apply economics principles to the study of natural ecosystems, or apply the study of natural ecosystems to the industrial sphere in an effort to improve the efficiency of modern industrial enterprises.

A Industrial Ecologist earns an average salary ranging from $42,960 and $129,450 based on experience and education levels. will normally receive average salaries of eigthy thousand and ninety dollars per annum.

can get the highest pay in District of Columbia, where they earn average wages of approximately $116,120. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn average wages 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.


Industrial Ecologists 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