Environmental Scientist Salary (United States)

An Environmental Scientist earns an average salary of $48,716 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Access and Project Management. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Environmental Scientist Total Pay (?
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$35,481 - $72,634
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73K
MEDIAN: $48,716
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Environmental Scientist Total Pay (?
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$14.75 - $30.80
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,481 - $72,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,033  
Profit Sharing
$486.76 - $8,770  
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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$35,124 - $73,131  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $30.80  
   
Overtime
$17.39 - $38.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,033  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$486.76 - $8,770  
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).
)
$35,124 - $73,131  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,264
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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 Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Environmental Scientist Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist Salaries

Microsoft Access
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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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
$49,000
Windows Operating System General Use
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Project
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%
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