Environmental Scientist Salary in the US

$60,700
per year
per month
$5,060
per month
per year

Environmental Scientist - Average Salary

The average salary for an Environmental Scientist is $60,700 per year ($5,060 per month), which is $7,210 (+13%) higher than the average salary in the US.
An Environmental Scientist can expect an average starting salary of $37,355. The highest salaries can exceed $130,570.
$37,355
Low
$60,700
Average salary
$130,570
High
$3,110
Low
$5,060
Average salary
$10,880
High

Environmental Scientist Salary Range

Low
$37,355
Average salary
$60,700
Experienced
$72,080
High
$130,570
Low
$3,110
Average salary
$5,060
Experienced
$6,010
High
$10,880
Among Environmental Scientists and Specialists in the US, Assistant Environmental Scientists and Junior Environmental Scientists tend to have the lowest pay rates, while more experienced professionals with a Phd in Environmental Science and Senior Environmental Scientists enjoy the highest wages.

Environmental Scientist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Environmental Scientist$73K/year
+21% 
Environmental Scientist with PhD$72K/year
+18% 
Environmental Health Scientist$63K/year
+4% 
Assistant Environmental Scientist$45K/year
 -26%
Junior Environmental Scientist$41K/year
 -33%

Environmental Scientist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Environmental Scientist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $40,000 per year. A mid career Environmental Scientist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $53,000, while an experienced Environmental Scientist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $72,000. Environmental Scientists with more than 20 years of experience earn $80,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Environmental Scientist

Late Career▲ +32%
Experienced▲ +19%
Average Salary$60,700/year
Mid Career▼ -13%
Entry Level▼ -34%

Gender Breakdown

Female
53%
Male
47%

Environmental Scientist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Environmental Scientist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Environmental Scientist

How much does an Environmental Scientist make in the US?
An Environmental Scientist in the US earns an average of $60,700 gross per year, which is about $5,060 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Environmental Scientist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Environmental Scientist in the US?
The starting salary of an Environmental Scientist in the US is around $37,355 gross per year. Assistant Environmental Scientists and Junior Environmental Scientists usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Environmental Scientist in the US?
The highest salary of an Environmental Scientist in the US can reach and exceed $130,570 gross per year. Professionals with a Phd in Environmental Science and Senior Environmental Scientists usually have the highest salaries.
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