Environmental Scientist Salary

An Environmental Scientist earns an average salary of $49,849 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,133 - $75,706
$38K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,569
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50%
90%

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$15.29 - $29.84
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20.74
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$0$75K
Salary $38,133 - $75,706
Bonus $0.00 - $5,021
Profit Sharing $148.99 - $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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$36,902 - $74,298
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,627
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $15.29 - $29.84
Overtime $19.48 - $37.77
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,021
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $148.99 - $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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$36,902 - $74,298
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 420

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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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: $49,989

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Environmental Scientist Reviews

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

Environmental Scientist in Pittsburgh:
Pros: Lots of learning experiences and tons of hands on opportunities.
Cons: Stressful most of the time; budget limitations.

Environmental Scientist in Columbus:
"OK."
Pros: Field work and working with the Environment.
Cons: The managment at my office tends to underperform.

Environmental Scientist in St. Paul:
Pros: Variety in projects, flexible schedule, private office, and oppertunity for growth.
Cons: Profit is prioritized above integrity, and too much needless stress in day to day operations.

Environmental Scientist in Kansas City:
"Fast Paced, Good Environment."
Pros: New experiences and constantly changing work load.
Cons: Feel a little underpaid.

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Key Stats for Environmental Scientist

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 356 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

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 356 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 11%