An Environmental Scientist earns an average salary of AU$66,866 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

AU$51,227 - AU$93,904
AU$51K
AU$67K
AU$94K
MEDIAN: AU$66,775
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50%
90%
AU$22.13 - AU$59.13
AU$22
AU$31
AU$59
MEDIAN: AU$30.77
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90%
AU$0AU$95K
Salary AU$51,227 - AU$93,904
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,913
Profit Sharing AU$7,807
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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AU$51,221 - AU$95,302
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 435
Hourly Data AU$0AU$59
Hourly Rate AU$22.13 - AU$59.13
Overtime AU$0.00 - AU$47.94
Annual Data AU$0AU$95K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,913
Profit Sharing AU$7,807
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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AU$51,221 - AU$95,302
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

Job Description for Environmental Scientist

An environmental scientist is a scientist who is usually employed by a government department or consulting firm to a conduct research on environmental issues. They seek to develop, implement, and enforce state, local, or federal regulations designed to preserve and protect the environment. Environmental scientists seek to identify harmful pollutants or hazards to the environment or potential threats to the human, plant, or animal population.

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Environmental Scientist Tasks

  • Collect, analyze, and report on environmental data, like building materials, atmosphere monitoring and soil or water samples.
  • Create visualizations and guidance materials for multiple audiences.
  • Compare results and methods to federal and local regulations and guidelines, reporting on the gaps and achievements.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Scientist


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Popular Skills for Environmental Scientist

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Scientist

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 313 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$75,000 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Environmental Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$93,000 based on 67 salaries. An Environmental Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$128,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$66,946

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Environmental Scientist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Scientist?

Environmental Scientist in Adelaide:
"Stressful, High risk work sites, Long days."
Pros: Always something new. Always learning. Family atmosphere.
Cons: Stress of jobs, need to get everything right. Long hours. Take home pay.

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Key Stats for Environmental Scientist

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Environmental Scientist Salaries

▲92%

▲39%

▲12%

National Average
AU$67,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist Salaries


Environmental Consulting
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Project
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National Average
AU$67,000








Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 92%