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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,700
25th Percentile Wage
$54,810
50th Percentile Wage
$74,240
75th Percentile Wage
$106,650
90th Percentile Wage
$144,550

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 $144,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,700.

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
$74,240
-4.93% 10.22%
2016
$77,900
5.92% -
2015
$73,290
5.91% -
2014
$68,960
3.20% -
2013
$66,750
0.15% -
2012
$66,650
- -

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 $94,480. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Texas is Midland with a median annual salary of $94,480. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $86,780). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $35,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Midland
$94,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$86,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$75,630
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$75,230
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$71,260
Longview
$70,010
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$65,480
Fort Worth-Arlington
$65,100
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$64,950
College Station-Bryan
$63,900
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$61,490
Corpus Christi
$60,910
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,470
Amarillo
$58,480
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$57,420
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,070
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$54,860
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$51,720
El Paso
$51,010
Waco
$46,620
Brownsville-Harlingen
$36,370
Lubbock
$35,670




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