Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental scientists and health specialists in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental scientists and health specialists amongst Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,840
25th Percentile Wage
$58,080
50th Percentile Wage
$72,500
75th Percentile Wage
$98,700
90th Percentile Wage
$123,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,840.

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
$72,500
4.95% -5.28%
2016
$68,910
2.53% -
2015
$67,170
-5.27% -
2014
$70,710
-1.05% -
2013
$71,450
-6.83% -
2012
$76,330
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Washington ranges from $57,080 to $95,350. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $95,350. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $79,780). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$95,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$79,780
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$78,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$77,930
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$77,080
Tacoma
$76,440
Longview
$76,110
Bremerton-Silverdale
$75,860
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$65,890
Spokane
$64,070
Olympia
$64,070
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$62,980
Bellingham
$62,430
Yakima
$61,940
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$58,810
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,690
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,080




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