Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,630
25th Percentile Wage
$56,360
50th Percentile Wage
$74,870
75th Percentile Wage
$94,640
90th Percentile Wage
$120,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists 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 health specialists is $120,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and health specialists is $41,630.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,870
1.03% 1.76%
2016
$74,100
5.20% -
2015
$70,250
2.72% -
2014
$68,340
6.42% -
2013
$63,950
-15.01% -
2012
$73,550
- -

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

The average salaries of environmental scientists and health specialists in five 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 health specialist occupations is the heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $82,170. The lowest paying industry is the nonresidential building construction industry (annual salary $70,050). For detailed environmental scientist and health specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$82,170
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$73,020
Utility System Construction
$72,980
Construction of Buildings
$70,050
Nonresidential Building Construction
$70,050

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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