Environmental Scientist/Specialist

Code: 19-2041.00

Also known as: Environmental Analyst, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Environmental Programs Specialist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Specialist, Hazardous Substances Scientist, Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Research Environmental Scientist, Senior Environmental Scientist

Description: Environmental Scientists and Specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to prevent environmental damage due to pollution and other issues. Their goal is to protect the ecosystem and the public's health. This job requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, but some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a Master's degree in environmental science or a related field.

Environmental Scientist/Specialist

Typical wages

10% $42,960
25% $55,210
Median $73,230
75% $98,120
90% $129,450
10% $20.66
25% $26.54
Median $35.21
75% $47.17
90% $62.24

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 8,900