Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,100
25th Percentile Wage
$52,180
50th Percentile Wage
$66,670
75th Percentile Wage
$92,750
90th Percentile Wage
$123,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of educational 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 $123,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $42,100.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,670
3.87% 12.15%
2016
$64,090
1.47% -
2015
$63,150
-4.02% -
2014
$65,690
3.70% -
2013
$63,260
7.41% -
2012
$58,570
- -

Compare Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists in twelve industries in the educational 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 junior colleges - local government owned industry with an annual salary $95,200. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools industry (annual salary $62,990). For detailed environmental scientist and geoscientists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$95,200
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$90,270
Educational Services - Local government owned
$84,150
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$81,160
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$67,000
Educational Services
$66,670
Educational Services - Privately owned
$66,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$66,200
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$65,290
Educational Services - State government owned
$65,210
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$63,980
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$62,990

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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