Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists among Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,950
25th Percentile Wage
$62,400
50th Percentile Wage
$81,070
75th Percentile Wage
$101,260
90th Percentile Wage
$130,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.13
25th Percentile Wage
$30.00
50th Percentile Wage
$38.97
75th Percentile Wage
$48.68
90th Percentile Wage
$62.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.66. The median hourly salary is $38.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.13.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,070-3.27%12.98%
201583,7206.59%-
201478,2000.70%-
201377,6509.14%-
201270,550--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Illinois ranges from $30,510 to $84,880. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $84,880. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $81,220). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$84,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$81,220
Springfield
$81,070
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$73,770
Peoria
$71,950
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,510



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