An Environmental Scientist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $48,261 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$33,971 - $93,524
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$94K
MEDIAN: $48,260
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$33,971 - $93,524  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
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$34,329 - $85,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Experience Affects Environmental Scientist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 13%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 9%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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