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
$44,450
25th Percentile Wage
$59,980
50th Percentile Wage
$82,330
75th Percentile Wage
$109,320
90th Percentile Wage
$136,830

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 $136,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and health specialists is $44,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,3301.85%3.80%
201580,810-7.67%-
201487,010-0.03%-
201387,0409.01%-
201279,200--

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

The average salaries of environmental scientists and health specialists in 13 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 $100,550. The lowest paying industry is the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry (annual salary $63,630). 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
$100,550
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$96,690
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$88,040
Machinery Manufacturing
$87,270
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$86,730
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$86,730
Paper Manufacturing
$84,240
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$82,610
Chemical Manufacturing
$75,550
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$71,950
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$70,820
Food Manufacturing
$64,560
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$63,630

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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