Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Environmental Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$80,219 / yrTotal Pay
$53,654 / yrBase Pay
$26,565 / yrAdditional Pay

$80,219

 / yr
$40K$397K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Environmental Scientist is $80,219 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $53,654 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $26,565 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Entry Level Environmental Scientist Salaries with median pay of $68,108, Entry Level Geologist Salaries with median pay of $82,838, Environmental Analyst Salaries with median pay of $107,114, Environmental Consultant Salaries with median pay of $84,084.

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

Recent Salaries Shared

For environmental scientist

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Sustaining Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$70,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Environmental Consultant

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$27

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Hydrologist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$115,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Environmental Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$40,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Environmental Scientist

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$71,500

/yr

$70K | $2K

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Environmental Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Environmental Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$56,000

/yr

$54K | $2K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Hydrologist

United States of America

 | <1 year

$3,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Environmental Scientist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$56,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Environmental Scientist pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Environmental Scientist is $53,654 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Environmental Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3765 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Environmental Scientist employees.

The highest salary for an Environmental Scientist in United States is $75,901 per year.

The lowest salary for an Environmental Scientist in United States is $37,928 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Environmental Scientist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Environmental Scientist.