Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,430
25th Percentile Wage
$58,580
50th Percentile Wage
$80,820
75th Percentile Wage
$106,730
90th Percentile Wage
$131,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $131,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and health specialists is $44,430.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,820
-1.87% 2.00%
2016
$82,330
1.85% -
2015
$80,810
-7.67% -
2014
$87,010
-0.03% -
2013
$87,040
9.01% -
2012
$79,200
- -

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

The average salaries of environmental scientists and health specialists in 21 industries in the manufacturing 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 computer and electronic product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $96,270. The lowest paying industry is the pulp, paper, and paperboard mills industry (annual salary $66,010). For detailed environmental scientist and health specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$96,270
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$94,250
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$88,040
Machinery Manufacturing
$87,090
Chemical Manufacturing
$84,890
Paper Manufacturing
$84,240
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$82,610
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$82,070
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$82,070
Chemical Manufacturing
$78,760
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$74,790
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$74,420
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$73,890
Food Manufacturing
$72,020
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$69,780
Other Food Manufacturing
$69,400
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$67,300
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$67,300
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$67,110
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$66,760
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$66,010

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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