Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,260
25th Percentile Wage
$46,640
50th Percentile Wage
$56,630
75th Percentile Wage
$73,020
90th Percentile Wage
$91,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,260.

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
$56,630
-3.32% -1.54%
2016
$58,510
-0.99% -
2015
$59,090
3.52% -
2014
$57,010
-0.42% -
2013
$57,250
-0.44% -
2012
$57,500
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $48,870 to $70,820. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $70,820. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $65,450). The lowest paying area is South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$70,820
Lake County-Kenosha County
$65,450
Duluth
$62,310
Madison
$58,150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$57,890
Green Bay
$57,410
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,530
Eau Claire
$56,030
La Crosse
$54,430
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$54,140
Appleton
$52,920
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,770
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$48,870




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