Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Environmental Scientist is $52,539
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Scientists?
An entry-level Environmental Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,715 based on 296 salaries. An early career Environmental Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,618 based on 1,470 …Read more
What Do Environmental Scientists Do?
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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- 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.