Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists among Alaska metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,780
25th Percentile Wage
$64,560
50th Percentile Wage
$78,510
75th Percentile Wage
$98,430
90th Percentile Wage
$126,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,510
2.33% 24.34%
2016
$76,680
1.55% -
2015
$75,490
16.06% -
2014
$63,370
4.99% -
2013
$60,210
1.35% -
2012
$59,400
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Alaska ranges from $71,270 to $82,680. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Alaska is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $82,680. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Anchorage (mean annual salary $79,790). The lowest paying area is Fairbanks with a median annual salary of $71,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$82,680
Anchorage
$79,790
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$72,670
Fairbanks
$71,270




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