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Scientist Environmental Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$95,495 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Scientist Environmental is $95,495 a year and $46 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Scientist Environmental is between $67,421 and $118,328. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Scientist Environmental. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • Solves problems endangering the earth and its inhabitants by conducting research and interpreting findings, using knowledge of mathematical, statistical, and physical science concepts and approaches.
  • Plans and researches environmental studies to develop methods or theories of abating or controlling sources of environmental pollutants, utilizing knowledge of principles and concepts of various scientific and engineering disciplines.
  • Examines surveys; studies collected samples of air, water, and earth; and performs historical research.
  • Identifies potential threats and harmful pollutants or hazards to humans, plants, or animals; determines the extent and sources of environmental changes; and finds ways to prevent future damage.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Scientist Environmental Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

Job family population: 81,920

Estimated population of Scientist Environmental jobs: 18,199

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Scientist Environmental Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Tree Care Associate Production Manager
Jun 19
Renton, WA, USA
Ideally in Ag Business, Horticulture, Ag Science, Landscape Maintenance, Agronomy, Floriculture, Forestry, Plant and Soil Science, Environmental Design, Turf Grass or Landscape Architecture * Minimum ...
Apr 25
Seattle, WA, USA
Biodesix, Inc.
The Scientist will work with complex methodology and laboratory equipment in a regulated environment and must demonstrate good laboratory practices, trouble-shooting and problem-solving capability ...
Professor - Environmental Risk Factors
May 29
Seattle, WA, USA
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the Department of Health Metric Sciences within ... This task will include modeling of causes of death, nonfatal health outcomes, and environmental ...
Principal Research Scientist, AGFS Fees
Jun 21
Seattle, WA, USA
(unknown company)
They'll be comfortable with ambiguity and enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The position also requires collaboration with other scientists (Economists, Data Scientists. ...
Data and Applied Scientist
Jun 17
Redmond, WA, USA
Data and Applied Scientist, CO+I Applied AI team We are the Cloud Operations + Innovation Applied ... Knowledge and experience working within cloud computing environments such as Azure or others.
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