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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,350
25th Percentile Wage
$55,340
50th Percentile Wage
$68,910
75th Percentile Wage
$93,640
90th Percentile Wage
$119,190

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 $119,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.28
25th Percentile Wage
$26.61
50th Percentile Wage
$33.13
75th Percentile Wage
$45.02
90th Percentile Wage
$57.30

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.30. The median hourly salary is $33.13. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.28.

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
201668,9102.53%-10.77%
201567,170-5.27%-
201470,710-1.05%-
201371,450-6.83%-
201276,330--

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 $54,040 to $90,030. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $90,030. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $77,080). The lowest paying area is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $54,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$90,030
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$77,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$76,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$76,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$75,730
Tacoma
$73,350
Bremerton-Silverdale
$71,800
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$63,850
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$62,980
Olympia
$60,790
Spokane
$60,790
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$58,810
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,690
Bellingham
$54,040



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