Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,620
25th Percentile Wage
$42,760
50th Percentile Wage
$54,470
75th Percentile Wage
$78,930
90th Percentile Wage
$108,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $108,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,620.

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
$54,470
-2.68% 21.94%
2016
$55,930
18.25% -
2015
$45,720
7.74% -
2014
$42,180
-1.45% -
2013
$42,790
0.63% -
2012
$42,520
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of West Virginia ranges from $34,350 to $111,410. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $111,410. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Huntington-Ashland (mean annual salary $61,680). The lowest paying area is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$111,410
Huntington-Ashland
$61,680
Charleston
$61,550
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$51,070
Morgantown
$50,170
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$43,980
Wheeling
$37,840
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$34,350




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