Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists among Alabama cities 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 Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,750
25th Percentile Wage
$44,980
50th Percentile Wage
$56,700
75th Percentile Wage
$73,960
90th Percentile Wage
$98,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,750.

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
$56,700
3.28% 4.30%
2016
$54,840
-4.52% -
2015
$57,320
4.87% -
2014
$54,530
1.41% -
2013
$53,760
-0.93% -
2012
$54,260
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Alabama ranges from $50,750 to $71,570. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Alabama is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $71,570. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Birmingham-Hoover (mean annual salary $67,890). The lowest paying area is Decatur with a median annual salary of $50,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntsville
$71,570
Birmingham-Hoover
$67,890
Anniston-Oxford
$66,900
Mobile
$59,380
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$54,270
Montgomery
$52,820
Tuscaloosa
$52,260
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$51,900
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$51,720
Decatur
$50,750




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