Environmental Scientist Salary

An Environmental Scientist earns an average salary of $49,063 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$35,690 - $72,927
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,062
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$14.84 - $30.55
(Median)
$15
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,690 - $72,927  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $7,776  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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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$35,248 - $73,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $30.55  
   
Overtime
$18.62 - $37.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $7,776  
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).
)
$35,248 - $73,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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Job Description for Environmental Scientist

An environmental scientist is a scientist who is usually employed by a government department or consulting firm to a conduct research on environmental issues. They seek to develop, implement, and enforce state, local, or federal regulations designed to preserve and protect the environment. Environmental scientists seek to identify harmful pollutants or hazards to the environment or potential threats to the human, plant, or animal population.

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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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Environmental Scientist Reviews

What is it like working as an Environmental Scientist at HDR, Inc.?

Environmental Scientist in Seattle:
Pros: Interesting projects, good coworkers.
Cons: Having to be very diligent with my boss, having to repeatedly ask for what I need to advance.

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Experience Affects Environmental Scientist Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist Salaries



Environmental Compliance
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Environmental Consulting
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Data Analysis
0%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$49,000

Project
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Microsoft Access
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 482 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
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