The average salary for an Environmental Scientist in Portland, Oregon is $55,000 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, Data Analysis, and Technical Writing. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

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$36,065 - $67,957  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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$32,180 - $70,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Hourly Rate
$18.00  
   
Overtime
$21.82  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,180 - $70,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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About Portland, Oregon

Multnomah County, Oregon
615,871
Male:
313,516 (49.6%)
Female:
318,671 (50.4%)
Portland (/ˈpɔːrtlənd/) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and had an estimated population of 632,309 in 2015, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States. Approximately 2,389,228 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the 23rd most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 17th with a population of 3,022,178. Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area. Named after the city on the coast of Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a...
Portland:
$60,892
Oregon:
$54,148
$1,047
Portland:
$348,300
Oregon:
$264,100
4.5%

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Experience Affects Environmental Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 38%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 35%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 23%

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%

Technical Writing
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 6%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 13%

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None:
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