Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,260
25th Percentile Wage
$53,090
50th Percentile Wage
$62,320
75th Percentile Wage
$73,920
90th Percentile Wage
$105,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,260.

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
$62,320
3.96% 13.33%
2016
$59,850
7.30% -
2015
$55,480
1.42% -
2014
$54,690
1.33% -
2013
$53,960
-0.09% -
2012
$54,010
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Montana ranges from $55,860 to $71,950. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Montana is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,950. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Billings (mean annual salary $65,820). The lowest paying area is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$71,950
Billings
$65,820
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$61,160
Missoula
$59,780
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$55,860




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