Entry-Level Environmental Scientist Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Entry-Level Environmental Scientist is $43,504 per year.
Entry-Level Environmental Scientist Total Pay (?
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$33,903 - $56,804
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $43,504
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Entry-Level Environmental Scientist Total Pay (?
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$14.09 - $25.19
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,903 - $56,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,137  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,750  
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.49  
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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$33,041 - $57,474  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $25.19  
   
Overtime
$16.86 - $32.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,137  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.49  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,750  
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).
)
$33,041 - $57,474  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,378
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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New York
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San Diego
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Baltimore
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Chicago
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San Francisco
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$43,000
Baton Rouge
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Atlanta
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Pittsburgh
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Tampa
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Richmond
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Environmental Scientist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Environmental Scientist in San Diego:
"Engineers Make Much More Than Biologists Doing The Same Job."
If you don't believe in the cause, do something else. You will not make a lot of money in this job and there are lots of road blocks to being successful in reaching environmental goals but it is worth it when you reach a goal if you believe in the cause.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Environmental Scientist Salaries

Project Management
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Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 6%
Environmental Compliance
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Data Analysis
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Technical Writing
up arrow 4%
Environmental Consulting
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%
Project
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Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$43,000
Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%
AutoCAD
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Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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