Environmental scientists may work in offices, in laboratories or in the field.
Environmental scientists work on conservation and "green" eco-projects that affect the Earth to identify issues and determine solutions. They may focus on such natural science work as conservation of natural resources, population health considerations or the effects people have on the environment such as pollution. Environmental scientists usually can start their careers with a bachelor's degree in environmental or another life science.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 83, 090 environmental scientists employed nationwide as of May 2011. These scientific specialists earned an average annual wage of $68, 810, the equivalent of $33.08 an hour. However, a scientist starting out in his career was likely to earn a salary in the lower range for the profession, between the 10th percentile pay of $38, 090 and the 25th percentile wage of $47, 380.
The two largest industries for environmental scientists were state government and consulting services, each of which employed more than 18, 000 specialists - more than 22 percent of the total each. The average wage in state government was $57, 600, according to the BLS, with starting salaries likely between the 10th percentile, $37, 190, and the 25th, $44, 370. The average salary in consulting was $71, 710, with starting salaries potentially falling between the 10th percentile figure, $38, 950, and the 25th, $48, 340.
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The best-paying industry for environmental scientists was grant-making, which paid an average of $121, 960, according to the BLS. However, starting salaries were likely to fall in the much lower range between the 10th percentile, $33, 590, and 25th percentile, $44, 810. The second-best industry in terms of average pay was oil and gas extraction, which paid $97, 400. The likely starting range for this industry was higher, however, with the 10th percentile at $47, 220 and the 25th at $64, 610.
The BLS estimates job growth for environmental scientists at 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as overall job growth. Increased interest in conservation measures, as well as growing populations and complex regulations, are expected to fuel demand for these specialists, offering opportunities for scientists at the start of their careers. Beginning environmental scientists may need a master's degree to advance beyond their first position, however, and a doctorate if they wish to teach.dragon ball kakarot dragon pharma bearded dragon leash batman soul of the dragon dragon tattoo meaning a drake dragon blue dragon raya and the last dragon rotten tomatoes bearded dragon poop dragon ball z battle of gods how to train your dragon movie dragon ball z: kakarot dragon ball z movie rayla dragon prince girl with dragon tattoo dragon quest switch large elder dragon gem dragon queen dragon ball heros squishmallow dragon dragon forearm tattoo dragon age inquisition romance super dragon ball heroes: world mission imperial dragon raya and the last dragon 123movies dragon ball z wallpaper iphone dragon ball z battle of gods dragon skull nicol bolas, dragon-god crouching tiger hidden dragon golden dragon restaurant chinese dragon drawing dragon ball z broly real dragon gaping dragon dark souls dragon chinese food full grown bearded dragon jane and the dragon dragon flies dragon vore savage dragon trunks (dragon ball) dragon drink heavenly dragon how to train your dragon 4 young black dragon 5e snap dragon flower dragon eye drawing realistic dragon drawing dragon con 2021 dragon chinese double dragon menu dragon ball z cake d&d dragon the last dragon disney dragon cartoon frost dragon adopt me golden dragon chinese dragon age inquisition romance dragon dance how to train your dragon: the hidden world cast war dragon american dragon hungry dragon bearded dragon enclosure dragon slayer 2 osrs avatar dragon fruta del dragon kiss of the dragon dragon lizard dragon tattoos for men dragon palace dragon ball hoodie alocasia dragon scale dragon ball in order how to train your dragon 3 girl.with the dragon tattoo how to cut dragon fruit raya and the last dragon ethnicity bearded dragon habitat miss kobayashi's dragon maid season 2 the mummy tomb of the dragon emperor dragon names dragon emoji dragon ball characters monkey d. dragon stardust dragon dragon ball z manga alocasia silver dragon frost dragon dragon toys dragon hunting tea dragon society crystal dragon dragon skin body armor celtic dragon dragon ball z dragon dragon blood stone dragon drink snap dragon flower frozen dragon fruit dragon quest wiki dragon ball z: fusion reborn shadow dragon adopt me fire emblem shadow dragon zeno dragon ball silver dragon 5e dragon ball af dragon tattoo tribal dragon tales theme song osrs blue dragon dragon adventures hiccup how to train your dragon kobayashi-san chi no maid dragon celestial dragon chi chi dragon ball yakuza: like a dragon review sky dragon miss kobayashi's dragon maid dragon ball fighterz patch notes dragon face raya and the dragon dragon costumes osrs dragon slayer china dragon menu dragon ball super movies bearded dragon cages raya and the last dragon tuk tuk dragon ball watch order dragon ring bearded dragon tank setup adopt me bat dragon frozen dragon canada dragon fable g dragon and jennie waterdeep dragon heist gold dragon dragon age bearded dragon names dragon ball legends reddit jake long american dragon bearded dragon clothes bearded dragon for sale dragon god new dragon ball movie bulma dragon ball read dragon ball super manga dragon fruit drink starbucks central bearded dragon piccolo (dragon ball) g-dragon dragon ball z toys dragon art dragon ball series dragon fruit smoothie dragon ball z dragon miraculous dragon the bruce lee story anthro dragon dragon pharma young red dragon 5e dragon girl anime the dragon prince season 4 release date fire dragon dragon ball comics dragon ball z logo dragon adventures wiki where to watch dragon ball z osrs dragon hunter lance how to train your dragon toothless dragon wars miss kobayashi's dragon maid characters canton dragon e621 dragon my father's dragon george and the dragon dragon chinese dragon tongue