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Environmental Scientist and Specialist Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $16.63 $26.97 $45.51
  Annual $34,600 $56,100 $94,700
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Exclude “Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists”, “Conservation Scientists”, “Forest and Conservation Technicians”, “Fish and Game Wardens”, and “Forest and Conservation Workers”.