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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $119,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $41,300.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists in nine 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 educational services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $82,710. 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|
|Educational Services - Local government owned|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned|| |
|Educational Services - Privately owned|| |
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools|| |
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned|| |
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned|| |
|Educational Services - State government owned|| |
|Elementary and Secondary Schools|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .