Environmental Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

An Environmental Scientist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $48,477 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$33,433 - $113,818
$33K
$49K
$110K
MEDIAN: $48,778
10%
50%
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$0$115K
Salary $33,433 - $113,818
Bonus $490.68 - $19,727
Profit Sharing $3,000
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$34,146 - $115,713
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Environmental Scientist Job Listings

Key Stats for Environmental Scientist

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Environmental Scientist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$49,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Environmental Scientist Salaries

Technical Writing
▲13%

Regulatory Compliance
▲9%

Microsoft Office
▲8%

Environmental Compliance
▲5%

Project Management
▲3%


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Data Analysis
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 4%