Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare environmental scientist and geoscientists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,490
25th Percentile Wage
$53,950
50th Percentile Wage
$70,470
75th Percentile Wage
$88,810
90th Percentile Wage
$111,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and geoscientists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $111,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental scientists and geoscientists is $43,490.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,4703.43%8.40%
201568,0503.34%-
201465,7801.20%-
201364,9900.68%-
201264,550--

Compare Environmental Scientist and Geoscientists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of environmental scientists and geoscientists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $95,550. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $63,040). For detailed environmental scientist and geoscientists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$95,550
Federal government, including USPS
$95,550
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$70,470
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$69,940
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$68,400
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$68,150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$63,040
State government, including schools and hospitals
$63,040

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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