Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,780
25th Percentile Wage
$52,480
50th Percentile Wage
$64,820
75th Percentile Wage
$85,840
90th Percentile Wage
$116,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $116,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,780.

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
$64,820
-1.85% 7.84%
2016
$66,020
-2.51% -
2015
$67,680
2.10% -
2014
$66,260
1.72% -
2013
$65,120
8.26% -
2012
$59,740
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $34,130 to $86,460. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Pennsylvania is York-Hanover with a median annual salary of $86,460. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is State College (mean annual salary $85,070). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,130.

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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