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Environmental Scientist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

An Environmental Scientist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $49,868 per year. A skill in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 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.

$33,935 - $67,370
MEDIAN: $49,868

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$33,935 - $67,370  
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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).
$34,765 - $68,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Experience Affects Environmental Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Technical Writing
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National Average

Environmental Consulting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


43 %
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 3%