Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare environmental scientist and geoscientists salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,620
25th Percentile Wage
$70,100
50th Percentile Wage
$90,400
75th Percentile Wage
$109,980
90th Percentile Wage
$128,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) environmental scientists and geoscientists is $128,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $54,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,400
1.66% 2.08%
2016
$88,900
-0.46% -
2015
$89,310
-0.53% -
2014
$89,780
-2.43% -
2013
$91,960
3.74% -
2012
$88,520
- -

Compare Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists in seven industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for environmental scientist and geoscientists occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $101,070. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $64,150). For detailed environmental scientist and geoscientists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$101,070
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$91,590
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$91,150
Utilities
$90,400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$89,860
Hydroelectric Power Generation
$78,450
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$64,150

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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