Environmental scientists and specialists, including health

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
33.6k
Average Age
40.6
Estimated Job Growth
7.81%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$79,153
Average Male Salary
$84,820
Average Female Salary
$73,041

About

Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health was $79,153 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Environmental scientists and specialists, including health by wage are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Network and computer systems administrators, and Credit analysts.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are Sacramento City (Central/Downtown & Midtown) PUMA, CA, Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK, and El Dorado Hills PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are Sacramento City (Central/Downtown & Midtown) PUMA, CA, North Central New Mexico PUMA, NM, and Humboldt County PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Environmental scientists and specialists, including health and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Environmental scientists and specialists, including health, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health, by average wage, is Support activities for mining. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are paid most in Montgomery County (South)The Woodlands (North) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Sacramento City (Central/Downtown & Midtown) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$79,153
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,695

In 2020, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health earned an average of $79,153, $23,199 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians make somewhat more than Environmental scientists and specialists, including health while Credit analysts make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Environmental scientists and specialists, including health as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.349
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.349, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health, by average wage, are Support activities for mining, Metal ore mining, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

33.6k
2020 Workforce
± 4,499
9.49%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.7%

The number of people employed as Environmental scientists and specialists, including health has been growing at a rate of 9.49%, from 30,682 people in 2019 to 33,593 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health at  20.7%, followed by Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 20.7% and Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 16.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in the US. The average age of male Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in the workforce is 42.3 and of female Environmental scientists and specialists, including health is 38.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

17.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,241
16.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,121

51.9% of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

80.4% of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.89% of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health.

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Age by Sex

42.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.34
38.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.16

The median age of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 3.44 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health is Natural Resources & Conservation but a relatively high number of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health are expected to see a growth of 7.81% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

7.81%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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