Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,620
25th Percentile Wage
$53,670
50th Percentile Wage
$64,040
75th Percentile Wage
$79,010
90th Percentile Wage
$108,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $108,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $42,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201664,0403.95%26.76%
201561,51020.27%-
201449,0402.83%-
201347,6501.57%-
201246,900--

Compare Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists in eight industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $80,930. The lowest paying industry is the general medical and surgical hospitals - privately owned industry (annual salary $61,710). For detailed environmental scientist and geoscientists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$80,930
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$79,940
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$79,130
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$79,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$62,090
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$61,990
Hospitals - Privately owned
$61,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$61,710

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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