Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,370
25th Percentile Wage
$55,900
50th Percentile Wage
$71,150
75th Percentile Wage
$101,360
90th Percentile Wage
$128,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.30
25th Percentile Wage
$26.88
50th Percentile Wage
$34.20
75th Percentile Wage
$48.73
90th Percentile Wage
$61.58

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.58. The median hourly salary is $34.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.30.

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
201671,1501.19%-5.79%
201570,300-5.59%-
201474,2300.61%-
201373,780-2.02%-
201275,270--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Virginia ranges from $54,760 to $67,380. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,380. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford (mean annual salary $64,230). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$67,380
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$64,230
Lynchburg
$63,680
Richmond
$62,730
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$62,510
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$61,060
Charlottesville
$60,450
Roanoke
$59,070
Harrisonburg
$56,310
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$54,760


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