Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Mississippi

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Mississippi are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists amongst Mississippi 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,110
25th Percentile Wage
$36,650
50th Percentile Wage
$45,730
75th Percentile Wage
$86,200
90th Percentile Wage
$103,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,110.

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
$45,730
5.62% 6.23%
2015
$43,160
-3.36% -
2014
$44,610
7.17% -
2013
$41,410
-3.55% -
2012
$42,880
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Mississippi ranges from $38,110 to $78,100. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $78,100. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $44,260). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $38,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$78,100
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$44,260
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$41,400
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$39,510
Hattiesburg
$38,230
Jackson
$38,110




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