Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,820
25th Percentile Wage
$56,800
50th Percentile Wage
$68,930
75th Percentile Wage
$83,470
90th Percentile Wage
$102,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,820.

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
$68,930
4.02% 12.81%
2016
$66,160
2.42% -
2015
$64,560
3.00% -
2014
$62,620
4.09% -
2013
$60,060
-0.07% -
2012
$60,100
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Minnesota ranges from $50,760 to $72,570. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $72,570. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Rochester (mean annual salary $66,250). The lowest paying area is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
$72,570
Rochester
$66,250
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$62,820
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$59,880
Mankato-North Mankato
$54,050
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$50,760




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