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Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,850
25th Percentile Wage
$53,710
50th Percentile Wage
$72,420
75th Percentile Wage
$100,230
90th Percentile Wage
$133,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $133,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $41,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,420
0.88% 4.75%
2016
$71,780
0.08% -
2015
$71,720
1.17% -
2014
$70,880
0.11% -
2013
$70,800
2.57% -
2012
$68,980
- -

Compare Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $90,800. The lowest paying industry is the legal services industry (annual salary $45,150). For detailed environmental scientist and geoscientists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$90,800
Scientific Research and Development Services
$89,950
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$76,900
Engineering Services
$73,990
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$72,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,420
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$70,510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$67,490
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,840
Testing Laboratories
$56,070
Legal Services
$45,150

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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