Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,490
25th Percentile Wage
$71,010
50th Percentile Wage
$90,430
75th Percentile Wage
$109,310
90th Percentile Wage
$126,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists 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 health specialists is $126,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and health specialists is $55,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,430
0.79% 0.21%
2016
$89,720
-0.19% -
2015
$89,890
-0.42% -
2014
$90,270
-3.56% -
2013
$93,480
3.47% -
2012
$90,240
- -

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

The average salaries of environmental scientists and health specialists 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 health specialist occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $97,260. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $64,620). For detailed environmental scientist and health specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$97,260
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$93,190
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$91,000
Utilities
$90,430
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$90,310
Hydroelectric Power Generation
$77,940
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$64,620

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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