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Environmental scientist salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $64,716
Low $43,526
High $96,222
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a environmental scientist is $64,716 per year in the United States. 1.1k salaries reported, updated at September 27, 2023

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Top companies for Environmental Scientists in United States

  1. State of Rhode Island
    109 reviews12 salaries reported
    $70,515per year
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Highest paying cities for Environmental Scientists near United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $104,642 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Greensboro, NC
    $93,522 per year
    19 salaries reported
  3. Richland, WA
    $86,896 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $66,019 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Boulder, CO
    $63,295 per year
    13 salaries reported
  3. Baton Rouge, LA
    $62,310 per year
    60 salaries reported
  1. Fort Lauderdale, FL
    $61,027 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Nashville, TN
    $57,118 per year
    21 salaries reported
  3. Idaho Falls, ID
    $53,578 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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Environmental Specialist

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Average $17.83 per hour

Environmental Consultant

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Average $64,857 per year

Environmental Technician

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Average $20.42 per hour

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