An Environmental Scientist earns an average salary of $48,184 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Environmental Scientist Total Pay (?
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$35,469 - $71,977
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48K
59K
72K
MEDIAN: $48,184
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Environmental Scientist Total Pay (?
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$14.68 - $31.08
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,469 - $71,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,945  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $8,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,076 - $72,732  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,044
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $31.08  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $38.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,945  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $8,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,076 - $72,732  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,044
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Job Description for Environmental Scientist
Environmental research is an issue that is at the top of the list for almost every industry these days. As a result, Environmental Scientists are in high demand. They may work in various different sectors towards different goals and resolutions while enjoying nice job security these days.
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Environmental Scientist Tasks
  • Compare results and methods to federal and local regulations and guidelines, reporting on the gaps and achievements.
  • Create visualizations and guidance materials for multiple audiences.
  • Collect, analyze, and report on environmental data, like building materials, atmosphere monitoring and soil or water samples.
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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Scientist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Environmental Scientist Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist Salaries

Environmental Consulting
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Technical Writing
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$48,000
Microsoft Excel
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Microsoft Office
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Gender
Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%
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