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Total Workforce
73,099
Average Age
42.1
Estimated Job Growth
11.8%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$87,246
Average Male Salary
$94,184
Average Female Salary
$73,553

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Environmental scientists & geoscientists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs is the industry that employs the most Environmental scientists & geoscientists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Environmental scientists & geoscientists, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction. Environmental scientists & geoscientists are paid most in Katy City (Northeast) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Montgomery County (South)--The Woodlands (North) PUMA, TX.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Environmental scientists & geoscientists in the US. The average age of male Environmental scientists & geoscientists in the workforce is 44 and of female Environmental scientists & geoscientists is 38.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Environmental scientists & geoscientists is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Environmental scientists & geoscientists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Environmental scientists & geoscientists is Physical Sciences but a relatively high number of Environmental scientists & geoscientists hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Environmental scientists & geoscientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Environmental scientists & geoscientists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Science, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Environmental scientists & geoscientists need more than the average amount of Science, Programming, and Technology Design.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Environmental scientists & geoscientists is from the Minor Occupation Group Physical Scientists.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Environmental scientists & geoscientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Environmental scientists & geoscientists are expected to see a growth of 11.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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