Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,710
25th Percentile Wage
$42,030
50th Percentile Wage
$47,570
75th Percentile Wage
$59,800
90th Percentile Wage
$77,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,710.

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
$47,570
0.69% 3.72%
2016
$47,240
9.27% -
2015
$42,860
6.93% -
2014
$39,890
-8.12% -
2013
$43,130
-6.19% -
2012
$45,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Missouri ranges from $40,440 to $81,330. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Missouri is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers with a median annual salary of $81,330. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $77,390). The lowest paying area is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$81,330
Kansas City
$77,390
Columbia
$74,700
St Louis
$51,440
Springfield
$48,490
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$44,490
Jefferson City
$44,290
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$42,500
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$40,440




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