Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists amongst Florida 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,180
25th Percentile Wage
$39,250
50th Percentile Wage
$49,390
75th Percentile Wage
$67,860
90th Percentile Wage
$90,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.95
25th Percentile Wage
$18.87
50th Percentile Wage
$23.75
75th Percentile Wage
$32.61
90th Percentile Wage
$43.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.71. The median hourly salary is $23.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.95.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,390-0.38%0.14%
201549,5800.63%-
201449,270-1.04%-
201349,7800.92%-
201249,320--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Florida ranges from $39,990 to $62,800. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Florida is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach with a median annual salary of $62,800. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater (mean annual salary $58,330). The lowest paying area is Ocala with a median annual salary of $39,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$62,800
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$58,330
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$56,680
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$55,300
Port St Lucie
$54,910
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$51,600
Gainesville
$50,800
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$49,930
Jacksonville
$48,960
Tallahassee
$48,230
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$47,750
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$47,640
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$46,380
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$45,390
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$44,750
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$44,340
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$43,580
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$43,250
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$42,680
Ocala
$39,990


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