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Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare environmental scientist and geoscientists salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,930
25th Percentile Wage
$51,850
50th Percentile Wage
$70,090
75th Percentile Wage
$98,950
90th Percentile Wage
$127,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 $127,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $41,930.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,090
-4.19% 1.78%
2016
$73,030
1.29% -
2015
$72,090
0.72% -
2014
$71,570
0.28% -
2013
$71,370
3.54% -
2012
$68,840
- -

Compare Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists in eight industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 waste collection industry with an annual salary $79,140. The lowest paying industry is the waste treatment and disposal industry (annual salary $66,760). For detailed environmental scientist and geoscientists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Waste Collection
$79,140
Office Administrative Services
$77,430
Administrative and Support Services
$72,810
Temporary Help Services
$72,100
Employment Services
$72,020
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$68,450
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$68,080
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$66,760

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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