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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,960
25th Percentile Wage
$48,290
50th Percentile Wage
$60,400
75th Percentile Wage
$77,960
90th Percentile Wage
$98,850

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 $98,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.21
25th Percentile Wage
$23.22
50th Percentile Wage
$29.04
75th Percentile Wage
$37.47
90th Percentile Wage
$47.53

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.53. The median hourly salary is $29.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.21.

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
201660,400-5.07%8.15%
201563,460-1.67%-
201464,5206.04%-
201360,6208.48%-
201255,480--

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 $63,920. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $63,920. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $63,440). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$63,920
Knoxville
$63,440
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$62,750
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$59,840
Memphis
$55,570
Johnson City
$55,120
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,950
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$48,350
Jackson
$44,890
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,150



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