Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,080
25th Percentile Wage
$47,380
50th Percentile Wage
$57,450
75th Percentile Wage
$73,210
90th Percentile Wage
$98,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,080.

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
$57,450
-0.57% 7.54%
2016
$57,780
1.70% -
2015
$56,800
3.63% -
2014
$54,740
0.55% -
2013
$54,440
2.42% -
2012
$53,120
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of North Carolina ranges from $48,640 to $82,710. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $82,710. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Jacksonville (mean annual salary $62,030). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$82,710
Jacksonville
$62,030
Wilmington
$59,420
Raleigh-Cary
$58,360
Fayetteville
$57,460
Greensboro-High Point
$56,480
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$54,940
Winston-Salem
$54,790
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$54,470
Rocky Mount
$54,020
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$51,000
Asheville
$50,700
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,190
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,640




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