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Environmental Scientist salary in United States

How much does an Environmental Scientist make in the United States?

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The average salary for a environmental scientist is $59,463 per year in the United States. 465 salaries reported, updated at May 12, 2022.

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Top companies for Environmental Scientists in United States

  1. Department of Commerce
    222 reviews10 salaries reported
    $135,221per year
  2. $110,698per year
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Highest paying cities for Environmental Scientists in United States

  1. Pittsburgh, PA
    $84,680 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Sacramento, CA
    $81,099 per year
    24 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $73,104 per year
    17 salaries reported
  1. Boulder, CO
    $71,777 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. St. Louis, MO
    $71,075 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $61,605 per year
    9 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $60,856 per year
    26 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $58,011 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Minneapolis, MN
    $52,034 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Environmental Scientists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 26 ratings

46% of Environmental Scientists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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