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 amongst Illinois cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,960
25th Percentile Wage
$60,400
50th Percentile Wage
$83,660
75th Percentile Wage
$103,120
90th Percentile Wage
$129,650

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 $129,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,660
3.10% 15.67%
2016
$81,070
-3.27% -
2015
$83,720
6.59% -
2014
$78,200
0.70% -
2013
$77,650
9.14% -
2012
$70,550
- -

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 $87,820. 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 $87,820. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $82,120). 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)
$87,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$82,120
Rockford
$81,090
Springfield
$81,070
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$73,770
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$73,170
Peoria
$67,220
Champaign-Urbana
$47,620
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,510




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