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 among Virginia cities 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,720
25th Percentile Wage
$55,350
50th Percentile Wage
$71,040
75th Percentile Wage
$103,030
90th Percentile Wage
$129,670

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 $129,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,720.

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
$71,040
-0.15% -5.95%
2016
$71,150
1.19% -
2015
$70,300
-5.59% -
2014
$74,230
0.61% -
2013
$73,780
-2.02% -
2012
$75,270
- -

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 $71,460. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,460. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $67,640). 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
$71,460
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$67,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$64,310
Richmond
$64,280
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$64,230
Lynchburg
$62,120
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$61,060
Roanoke
$60,210
Charlottesville
$58,870
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$57,710
Harrisonburg
$57,220
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$54,760




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