Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,950
25th Percentile Wage
$58,250
50th Percentile Wage
$73,000
75th Percentile Wage
$83,760
90th Percentile Wage
$109,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of construction. 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 $109,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $40,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,0004.21%5.55%
201569,9301.82%-
201468,6607.79%-
201363,310-8.91%-
201268,950--

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

The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists in four industries in the construction 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 construction of buildings industry with an annual salary $73,680. The lowest paying industry is the utility system construction industry (annual salary $68,580). For detailed environmental scientist and geoscientists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Construction of Buildings
$73,680
Nonresidential Building Construction
$73,680
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$70,930
Utility System Construction
$68,580

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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