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

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,810
25th Percentile Wage
$55,050
50th Percentile Wage
$64,900
75th Percentile Wage
$78,140
90th Percentile Wage
$104,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists 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 health specialists is $104,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and health specialists is $43,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,900
1.29% 27.73%
2016
$64,060
3.98% -
2015
$61,510
20.27% -
2014
$49,040
2.83% -
2013
$47,650
1.57% -
2012
$46,900
- -

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

The average salaries of environmental scientists and health specialists in 13 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 health specialist occupations is the offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $92,090. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $51,230). For detailed environmental scientist and health specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$92,090
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$87,670
Outpatient Care Centers
$79,710
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$79,130
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$79,130
Hospitals - Local government owned
$74,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$74,160
Social Assistance
$67,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$64,790
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$64,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$63,310
Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,940
Hospitals - State government owned
$51,230

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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