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 information 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$45,550
25th Percentile Wage
$59,190
50th Percentile Wage
$76,000
75th Percentile Wage
$98,390
90th Percentile Wage
$127,290

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 $127,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $45,550.

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
$76,000
26.16% 21.76%
2016
$56,120
3.44% -
2015
$54,190
6.42% -
2014
$50,710
-18.04% -
2013
$59,860
0.67% -
2012
$59,460
- -

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 $76,000 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 12.1 percent (12.1%) lower than that in the highest paying York-Hanover and 55.1 percent (55.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
York-Hanover
$86,460
State College
$85,070
Newark-Union
$84,050
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$80,380
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$76,000
Philadelphia
$74,770
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$68,040
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$64,870
Pittsburgh
$64,260
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$64,220
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$60,540
Williamsport
$60,170
Lancaster
$57,650
Reading
$57,580
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$56,710
Altoona
$50,330
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,130



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