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Environmental Scientists


In May 2018, environmental scientists earned median annual incomes of $71,130, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The top 10 percent earned $124,620 or higher, and the lowest 10 percent made less than $42,520. Those who worked for management, scientific, and technical consulting services averaged about $78,570 per year, while those who were employed by local governments earned $71,770 per year. The top paying states and territories for environmental scientists were the District of Columbia, Colorado, California, New Mexico, and Virginia. 

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