Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,000
25th Percentile Wage
$44,920
50th Percentile Wage
$54,790
75th Percentile Wage
$66,550
90th Percentile Wage
$79,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,000.

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
$54,790
-1.55% 1.46%
2016
$55,640
-0.02% -
2015
$55,650
-3.65% -
2014
$57,680
1.61% -
2013
$56,750
4.86% -
2012
$53,990
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of South Dakota ranges from $43,810 to $71,250. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in South Dakota is Rapid City with a median annual salary of $71,250. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Sioux Falls (mean annual salary $58,200). The lowest paying area is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rapid City
$71,250
Sioux Falls
$58,200
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$57,830
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$53,740
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$43,810




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