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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,240
25th Percentile Wage
$47,670
50th Percentile Wage
$57,780
75th Percentile Wage
$72,110
90th Percentile Wage
$97,930

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 $97,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.82
25th Percentile Wage
$22.92
50th Percentile Wage
$27.78
75th Percentile Wage
$34.67
90th Percentile Wage
$47.08

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.08. The median hourly salary is $27.78. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.82.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental scientists and health specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,7801.70%8.07%
201556,8003.63%-
201454,7400.55%-
201354,4402.42%-
201253,120--

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 $47,990 to $87,090. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $87,090. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Jacksonville (mean annual salary $59,260). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$87,090
Jacksonville
$59,260
Raleigh-Cary
$58,980
Greensboro-High Point
$57,380
Wilmington
$55,720
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$54,420
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$52,940
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$49,990
Asheville
$49,720
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,990
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,990


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