Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,790
25th Percentile Wage
$55,660
50th Percentile Wage
$77,900
75th Percentile Wage
$113,860
90th Percentile Wage
$150,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $150,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.05
25th Percentile Wage
$26.76
50th Percentile Wage
$37.45
75th Percentile Wage
$54.74
90th Percentile Wage
$72.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $72.31. The median hourly salary is $37.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.05.

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
201677,9005.92%14.44%
201573,2905.91%-
201468,9603.20%-
201366,7500.15%-
201266,650--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Texas ranges from $35,670 to $94,840. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Texas is Midland with a median annual salary of $94,840. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $90,250). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $35,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Midland
$94,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$90,250
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$90,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$87,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$84,960
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$70,760
Longview
$70,010
Fort Worth-Arlington
$65,100
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$64,890
Corpus Christi
$63,200
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,470
Amarillo
$58,480
El Paso
$58,250
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,070
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$54,860
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$51,720
Brownsville-Harlingen
$36,370
Lubbock
$35,670



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