$50,589
Avg. Salary
$21.32
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,212

Bonus

$1,495

Profit Sharing

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Environmental Scientist is $21.32 per hour.

The average pay for an Environmental Scientist is $50,589 per year.

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$15.46
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$21.32
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MEDIAN $21.32
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$38k
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$74k
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MEDIAN $50,589
$38,262 - $74,272
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MEDIAN: $50,589
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$0$74K
Salary $38,262 - $74,272
Bonus $203 - $5,036
Profit Sharing $203 - $4,966
Commission $1,000
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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$37,192 - $73,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,966
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $15.46 - $30.12
Hourly Tips $1.67
Overtime $19.63 - $38.77
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $203 - $5,036
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $203 - $4,966
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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$37,192 - $73,373
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 806

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.

Environmental Scientist Pay By Employer

$0$100K

$51,777

Arcadis, Inc.
32 profiles
$53,022

Tetra Tech, Inc.
30 profiles
$47,009

$39,127

$57,316

EnSafe
14 profiles
$45,225

$53,458

HDR, Inc.
12 profiles
$51,398

$46,790

CH2M Hill
12 profiles
$67,737

Common Career Paths for Environmental Scientist


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Environmental Scientist Job Listings

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 $45,000 based on 1,327 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 $57,000 based on 523 salaries. An experienced Environmental Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 311 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 $82,000 based on 71 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,102

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Key Stats for Environmental Scientist

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 687 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Environmental Scientist Salaries

▲63%

▲29%

▲13%

National Average
$50,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 687 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 11%