The average salary for an Environmental Scientist in South Africa is R261,846.
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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. An environmental scientist must have great written a…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Environmental Scientist
Skills in Environmental Compliance, Project Management and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Consulting.
Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Scientist
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 R181,514 based on 20 salaries. An early career Environmental Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R215,895 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Environmental Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R354,070 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Environmental Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R596,097 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R952,226.
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