How much does a Environmental Scientist make?

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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$55,810 /yr
Average Base Pay

2,073 salaries

$39K

Low

$56K

Average

$80K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Environmental Scientist is $55,810 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Environmental Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2073 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Environmental Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Environmental Scientist$55,810 /yr
L3
Senior Environmental Scientist$92,087 /yr
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Entry Level Environmental Scientist

$51,203

per year

Entry Level Geologist

$46,148

per year

Environmental Analyst

$55,781

per year

Environmental Consultant

$62,865

per year

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AECOM
3.6

AECOM

Environmental Scientist

$61,425

 /yr
Range: $42K - $100K
96 salaries
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$42K

$100K

$41,549 - $100,348 Range

Tetra Tech
3.8

Tetra Tech

Environmental Scientist

$54,566

 /yr
Range: $40K - $75K

$40K

$75K

$40,000 - $74,950 Range

TRC Companies
3.6

TRC Companies

Environmental Scientist

$53,829

 /yr
Range: $40K - $73K

$40K

$73K

$39,848 - $73,367 Range

Stantec
3.8

Stantec

Environmental Scientist

$56,872

 /yr
Range: $41K - $88K

$41K

$88K

$40,670 - $88,014 Range

GHD
3.5

GHD

Environmental Scientist

$67,548

 /yr
Range: $47K - $98K

$47K

$98K

$47,387 - $97,838 Range

Amec Foster Wheeler
3.4

Amec Foster Wheeler

Environmental Scientist

$56,809

 /yr
Range: $48K - $71K

$48K

$71K

$47,525 - $70,738 Range

Arcadis
4

Arcadis

Environmental Scientist

$56,888

 /yr
Range: $48K - $78K

$48K

$78K

$47,792 - $77,986 Range

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Terracon
3.7

Terracon

Environmental Scientist

$48,394

 /yr
Range: $42K - $66K

$42K

$66K

$41,769 - $66,050 Range

HDR
4

HDR

Environmental Scientist

$61,544

 /yr
Range: $47K - $72K

$47K

$72K

$46,551 - $72,444 Range

Kleinfelder
3.7

Kleinfelder

Environmental Scientist

$59,142

 /yr
Range: $50K - $73K

$50K

$73K

$49,664 - $72,592 Range

Environmental Protection Agency
3.9

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Scientist

$113,815

 /yr
Range: $42K - $130K

$42K

$130K

$41,999 - $130,356 Range

Environmental Resources Management
3.5

Environmental Resources Management

Environmental Scientist

$58,899

 /yr
Range: $51K - $68K

$51K

$68K

$51,112 - $67,981 Range

URS Corporation
3.1

URS Corporation

Environmental Scientist

$54,743

 /yr
Range: $47K - $121K

$47K

$121K

$47,276 - $121,073 Range

CH2M
3.5

CH2M

Environmental Scientist

$64,867

 /yr
Range: $45K - $114K

$45K

$114K

$45,187 - $114,016 Range

Groundwater Environmental Services
3.1

Groundwater Environmental Services

Environmental Scientist

$60,177

 /yr
Range: $42K - $69K

$42K

$69K

$41,782 - $68,506 Range

A&B Environmental Services
3.3

A&B Environmental Services

Environmental Scientist

$41,450

 /yr
Range: $41K - $74K

$41K

$74K

$40,637 - $73,854 Range

ECS Limited
3.5

ECS Limited

Environmental Scientist - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $16 - $30

$16

$30

$16 - $30 Range

CDM Smith
3.9

CDM Smith

Environmental Scientist

$67,758

 /yr
Range: $59K - $100K

$59K

$100K

$58,767 - $99,834 Range

Cardno
3.3

Cardno

Environmental Scientist

$64,138

 /yr
Range: $50K - $70K

$50K

$70K

$50,374 - $69,840 Range

ARCADIS US

ARCADIS US

Environmental Scientist

$63,870

 /yr
Range: $59K - $71K

$59K

$71K

$59,269 - $70,783 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Environmental Scientist salaries

The national average salary for an Environmental Scientist is $55,810 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Environmental Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2073 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Environmental Scientist employees.

The highest salary for an Environmental Scientist in United States is $79,672 per year.

The lowest salary for an Environmental Scientist in United States is $39,095 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent environmental scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$47,000
per year
A Soil Conservationist in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $47,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$85,000
per year
An Environmental Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k profit sharing
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$35,000
per year
A Hydrologist in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $35,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
$19
hourly
An Environmental Scientist in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$60,000
per year
A Wildlife Biologist in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$39,800
per year
An Environmental Scientist in the Tallahassee, FL Area area reported making $39,800 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Tallahassee, FL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$10
hourly
An Environmental Consultant in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
Austin, TX Area area
Intern
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment