Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists among Tennessee 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,910
25th Percentile Wage
$52,710
50th Percentile Wage
$63,130
75th Percentile Wage
$80,380
90th Percentile Wage
$103,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,910.

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
$63,130
4.32% 12.12%
2016
$60,400
-5.07% -
2015
$63,460
-1.67% -
2014
$64,520
6.04% -
2013
$60,620
8.48% -
2012
$55,480
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Tennessee ranges from $42,150 to $69,730. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $69,730. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $64,080). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$69,730
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$64,080
Chattanooga
$61,560
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$59,840
Memphis
$57,350
Johnson City
$55,120
Jackson
$55,110
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$52,740
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,950
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,150




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