Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists among Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,230
25th Percentile Wage
$57,550
50th Percentile Wage
$74,370
75th Percentile Wage
$96,370
90th Percentile Wage
$124,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.27
25th Percentile Wage
$27.67
50th Percentile Wage
$35.76
75th Percentile Wage
$46.33
90th Percentile Wage
$59.96

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.96. The median hourly salary is $35.76. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.27.

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
201674,3703.42%11.00%
201571,83011.42%-
201463,630-1.18%-
201364,380-2.81%-
201266,190--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $62,600 to $79,810. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $79,810. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Worcester (mean annual salary $75,960). The lowest paying area is Framingham with a median annual salary of $62,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$79,810
Worcester
$75,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$75,180
Barnstable Town
$71,550
Springfield
$67,280
Framingham
$62,600



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