Average Salary for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Employees

A salary of $83K per year is the median rate at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Median Salary by Job


Environmental Scientist
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Environmental Engineer
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Research Scientist
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Budget Analyst
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
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  • Updated: 15 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58
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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $57K annually. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $79K per year. The largest fraction of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency people (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $95K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($122K per year) can be spotted in Raleigh, N.C.; Denver, Colo. (about $96K), Washington, DC ($96K), and Durham, N.C. ($87K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $71K) is Cincinnati, Ohio. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $122K annually) in Washington.


Chemists rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $110K per year; Environmental Protection Specialists come in second with average earnings amounting to $92K, while Budget Analysts and Environmental Scientists rank near the top as well (approximately $84K and about $82K, respectively). Earning only $63K on average, Research Scientists make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $141K annually for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Licensed Professional Geologist can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $97K on average. It pays to have a Doctorate (PhD) at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — these employees make the most at $102K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Legal Compliance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $100K annually. Data Analysis is regularly seen around here; about a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Technical Writing, and Research Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 38 percent. Slightly more than half of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for the larger part of employees. Some other perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


51 %
49 %
$36,766 - $103,884
$61,224 - $110,308

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$36,000 - $109,000
$54,524 - $119,498
$73,900 - $147,395
$69,634 - $110,075
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