Environmental scientists and specialists, including health

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Total Workforce

31.5k

Average Age

41.5

Average Salary

$73,091

Average Male Salary

$83,428

Average Female Salary

$61,387

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 $73,091 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Environmental scientists and specialists, including health by wage are Military officer special & tactical operations leaders, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Cost estimators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are Sacramento City (Central/Downtown & Midtown) 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.

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 Scientific research & development services. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are paid most in Davis, Woodland & West Sacramento Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Sacramento City (Central/Downtown & Midtown) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$73,091

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,761

In 2018, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health earned an average of $73,091, $19,203 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Clinical and counseling psychologists make somewhat more than Environmental scientists and specialists, including health while Military officer special & tactical operations leaders 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

0.327

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.327, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Environmental scientists and specialists, including health, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, and Management, scientific & technical consulting services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health, by average wage, are Scientific research & development services, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Waste management & remediation services.

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Industries by Share

31.5k

2018 Workforce

± 4,355

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  23.6%, followed by Administration of environmental quality & housing programs with 17.7% and Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 15.4%.

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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 42.9 and of female Environmental scientists and specialists, including health is 40, and the most common race/ethnicity for Environmental scientists and specialists, including health is White.

Gender Composition

16.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,174

14.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,983

53.1% of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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

  2. Asian

  3. Black

86.9% of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.41% of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health, Asian 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 Gender

42.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.63

40

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.55

The median age of Environmental scientists and specialists, including health is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 2.88 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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