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Environmental Science Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of environmental science teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of environmental science teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The environmental science teachers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Environmental Science Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,180
25th Percentile Wage
$57,920
50th Percentile Wage
$78,340
75th Percentile Wage
$108,860
90th Percentile Wage
$150,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) environmental science teachers is $150,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,180. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 241% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental science teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,340-0.55%1.30%
201578,7701.65%-
201477,470-1.32%-
201378,4901.49%-
201277,320--

Table 2. Environmental Science Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of environmental science teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$78,330

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Environmental Science Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only environmental science teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of environmental science teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $52,860 to $112,010. The highest paying state for environmental science teachers is Michigan with a median annual salary of $112,010. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $52,860. For more salary information of environmental science teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Michigan
$112,010
California
$98,950
Massachusetts
$93,540
Arizona
$93,170
Iowa
$89,550
New Jersey
$83,510
Arkansas
$82,290
New York
$81,090
Indiana
$80,770
Washington
$79,950
New Hampshire
$78,940
Connecticut
$78,760
Minnesota
$78,600
Maryland
$78,350
Tennessee
$78,150
Florida
$77,720
Ohio
$77,000
Pennsylvania
$75,950
Missouri
$74,660
Virginia
$72,880
Maine
$71,730
Louisiana
$71,680
Texas
$71,660
Georgia
$70,500
Wisconsin
$68,040
Illinois
$67,490
Oregon
$67,450
North Carolina
$61,360
Colorado
$61,090
Montana
$52,860


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