An Environmental Scientist in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $49,960 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Data Analysis, Technical Writing, and Project Management.

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$42,025 - $74,794  
   
Bonus
$776 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$1,439  
Total Pay (?
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$43,128 - $76,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$23.00  
   
Overtime
$36.73  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$776 - $5,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,439  
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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$43,128 - $76,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

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Experience Affects Environmental Scientist Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 18%

Data Analysis
up arrow 16%

Technical Writing
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Environmental Compliance
0%

National Average
$50,000

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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