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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,480
25th Percentile Wage
$42,410
50th Percentile Wage
$55,930
75th Percentile Wage
$73,030
90th Percentile Wage
$98,400

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 $98,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.57
25th Percentile Wage
$20.39
50th Percentile Wage
$26.89
75th Percentile Wage
$35.11
90th Percentile Wage
$47.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.31. The median hourly salary is $26.89. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.57.

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
201655,93018.25%23.98%
201545,7207.74%-
201442,180-1.45%-
201342,7900.63%-
201242,520--

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 $106,290. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $106,290. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Charleston (mean annual salary $55,810). 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
$106,290
Charleston
$55,810
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$51,230
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$43,980
Wheeling
$37,890
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$34,350


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