Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,220
25th Percentile Wage
$44,170
50th Percentile Wage
$56,120
75th Percentile Wage
$77,720
90th Percentile Wage
$109,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $37,220.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.89
25th Percentile Wage
$21.24
50th Percentile Wage
$26.98
75th Percentile Wage
$37.36
90th Percentile Wage
$52.46

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $52.46. The median hourly salary is $26.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.89.

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
201656,1203.44%-5.95%
201554,1906.42%-
201450,710-18.04%-
201359,8600.67%-
201259,460--

Table 3. Compare Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $56,120 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 33.2 percent (33.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 39.2 percent (39.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$84,050
Philadelphia
$78,730
Pittsburgh
$74,610
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$68,040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$67,930
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$61,290
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$61,280
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,790
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$56,120
Lancaster
$55,760
Reading
$49,820
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,130

See also: Top paying jobs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania.