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Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Environmental Scientists

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Environmental Scientists jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Montgomery 280 $55,290
Birmingham 130 $62,040
Hoover 130 $62,040
Huntsville 100 $61,040
Mobile 90 $59,540
Decatur 50 $48,910
Tuscaloosa 30 $47,030
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 430 $80,260
Fairbanks 110 $68,350
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 950 $55,210
Mesa 950 $55,210
Phoenix 950 $55,210
Tucson 140 $49,970
Flagstaff 90 $53,840
Yuma 40 $69,810
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 170 $61,970
North Little Rock 170 $61,970
Little Rock 170 $61,970
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 4150 $82,200
Los Angeles 4150 $82,200
Long Beach 4150 $82,200
San Francisco 2940 $91,860
Hayward 2940 $91,860
Oakland 2940 $91,860
Arden 2610 $76,160
Arcade 2610 $76,160
Sacramento 2610 $76,160
Roseville 2610 $76,160
Ontario 1060 $77,350
Riverside 1060 $77,350
San Bernardino 1060 $77,350
Carlsbad 1030 $78,630
San Diego 1030 $78,630
Santa Clara 660 $75,050
San Jose 660 $75,050
Sunnyvale 660 $75,050
Fresno 400 $70,290
Ventura 330 $78,610
Oxnard 330 $78,610
Thousand Oaks 330 $78,610
Santa Rosa 300 $84,140
Santa Maria 270 $67,390
Santa Barbara 270 $67,390
Bakersfield 270 $86,780
Lodi 120 $74,950
Stockton 120 $74,950
Redding 110 $71,400
Arroyo Grande 100 $71,400
San Luis Obispo 100 $71,400
Paso Robles 100 $71,400
Santa Cruz 90 $56,360
Watsonville 90 $56,360
Salinas 90 $71,400
Napa 60 $74,980
Modesto 50 $70,130
Visalia 50 $70,870
Porterville 50 $70,870
Fairfield N/A $76,930
Vallejo N/A $76,930
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 1600 $76,050
Lakewood 1600 $76,050
Denver 1600 $76,050
Boulder 850 $77,300
Fort Collins 150 $68,700
Grand Junction 90 $64,850
Colorado Springs 80 $75,990
Greeley 60 $61,270
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 510 $65,910
West Hartford 510 $65,910
Hartford 510 $65,910
New Haven 70 $67,040
Norwalk 70 $71,770
Stamford 70 $71,770
Bridgeport 70 $71,770
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 140 $53,090
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Miami 1150 $55,610
West Palm Beach 1150 $55,610
Fort Lauderdale 1150 $55,610
St. Petersburg 800 $59,270
Tampa 800 $59,270
Clearwater 800 $59,270
Tallahassee 660 $47,980
Kissimmee 510 $48,420
Sanford 510 $48,420
Orlando 510 $48,420
Jacksonville 410 $48,430
Sarasota 190 $50,220
Bradenton 190 $50,220
North Port 190 $50,220
Cape Coral 180 $46,530
Fort Myers 180 $46,530
Ormond Beach 150 $41,290
Deltona 150 $41,290
Daytona Beach 150 $41,290
Pensacola 140 $44,330
Brent 140 $44,330
Ferry Pass 140 $44,330
Panama City 120 $39,600
Gainesville 120 $50,370
Melbourne 110 $47,230
Titusville 110 $47,230
Palm Bay 110 $47,230
Port St. Lucie 110 $51,690
Lakeland 90 $43,100
Winter Haven 90 $43,100
Immokalee 90 $50,650
Marco Island 90 $50,650
Naples 90 $50,650
Crestview 60 $61,760
Destin 60 $61,760
Fort Walton Beach 60 $61,760
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sandy Springs 1100 $53,330
Roswell 1100 $53,330
Atlanta 1100 $53,330
Macon 80 $53,330
Savannah 60 $43,320
Warner Robins 40 $66,360
Albany 30 $49,930
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 480 $62,800
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 180 $56,120
Coeur d'Alene 50 $52,060
Idaho Falls 50 $79,330
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 160 $86,120
Rockford 40 $81,090
Urbana 30 $70,220
Champaign 30 $70,220
Peoria N/A $100,450
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 340 $56,020
Carmel 340 $56,020
Indianapolis 340 $56,020
West Lafayette 60 $51,380
Lafayette 60 $51,380
Fort Wayne 30 $56,650
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Des Moines 240 $66,470
West Des Moines 240 $66,470
Iowa City 40 $66,460
Cedar Falls 30 $70,740
Waterloo 30 $70,740
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Topeka 200 N/A
Wichita 70 $54,030
Lawrence 50 $52,730
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fayette 110 $53,220
Lexington 110 $53,220
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Orleans 420 $55,010
Metairie 420 $55,010
Baton Rouge 340 $57,110
Lake Charles 110 $46,590
Lafayette 110 $57,980
Bossier City 60 $40,440
Shreveport 60 $40,440
Houma N/A $44,930
Thibodaux N/A $44,930
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Portland 130 $66,390
South Portland 130 $66,390
Bangor 40 $50,070
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 830 $69,980
Towson 830 $69,980
Columbia 830 $69,980
Lexington Park 40 $66,730
California 40 $66,730
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 160 N/A
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn 810 $59,070
Warren 810 $59,070
Detroit 810 $59,070
Lansing 420 $71,100
East Lansing 420 $71,100
Ann Arbor 190 $75,390
Wyoming 170 $59,450
Grand Rapids 170 $59,450
Portage 110 $60,680
Kalamazoo 110 $60,680
Bay City 50 $71,100
Jackson 40 $71,110
Battle Creek 30 $70,200
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
North Mankato 40 $54,050
Mankato 40 $54,050
Rochester 40 $58,060
St. Cloud 40 $59,650
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 160 $39,920
Gulfport 160 $64,590
Pascagoula 160 $64,590
Biloxi 160 $64,590
Hattiesburg 60 $38,230
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jefferson City 280 $41,240
Springfield 120 $48,230
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Missoula 30 $59,780
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 170 $56,550
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 260 $73,890
Henderson 260 $73,890
Las Vegas 260 $73,890
Reno 230 $49,480
Carson City 130 $60,810
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 80 $69,830
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 860 $86,140
Hammonton 50 $82,960
Atlantic City 50 $82,960
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 330 $62,150
Santa Fe 270 $59,850
Farmington 30 $65,810
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albany 470 $73,710
Troy 470 $73,710
Schenectady 470 $73,710
Niagara Falls 200 $63,060
Cheektowaga 200 $63,060
Buffalo 200 $63,060
Syracuse 180 $65,870
Binghamton 30 $62,100
Ithaca 30 $77,340
Rochester N/A $62,760
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 1070 $58,620
Durham 300 $81,980
Chapel Hill 300 $81,980
Wilmington 180 $53,570
Winston 170 $47,870
Salem 170 $47,870
High Point 140 $62,430
Greensboro 140 $62,430
Asheville 130 $51,380
Fayetteville 90 $55,230
Jacksonville 50 $59,110
New Bern 40 $53,040
Hickory 30 $51,140
Morganton 30 $51,140
Lenoir 30 $51,140
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 140 $57,650
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 900 $70,920
Akron 290 $65,300
Dayton 230 $65,550
Toledo 190 $69,580
Massillon 80 $59,630
Canton 80 $59,630
Cleveland N/A $62,190
Elyria N/A $62,190
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 150 $56,970
Tulsa 110 $80,290
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 80 $62,090
Salem 70 $75,150
Corvallis 50 $64,210
Medford 30 $70,530
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 660 $74,600
Carlisle 300 $61,030
Harrisburg 300 $61,030
Lancaster 100 $50,520
Reading 60 $48,370
Hazleton 50 $54,200
Barre 50 $54,200
Scranton 50 $54,200
Wilkes 50 $54,200
Altoona 30 $50,330
Williamsport 30 $60,170
Hanover 30 $68,940
York 30 $68,940
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 440 $33,750
Carolina 440 $33,750
San Juan 440 $33,750
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 80 $67,310
Greenville 50 $83,270
Mauldin 50 $83,270
Anderson 50 $83,270
North Charleston N/A $55,160
Charleston N/A $55,160
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 80 $62,890
Rapid City 40 $63,500
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 490 $64,220
Franklin 490 $64,220
Davidson 490 $64,220
Nashville 490 $64,220
Knoxville 390 $74,830
Jackson 50 $43,660
Johnson City 40 $55,120
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
The Woodlands 2050 $86,900
Houston 2050 $86,900
Sugar Land 2050 $86,900
Arlington 1190 $80,470
Dallas 1190 $80,470
Fort Worth 1190 $80,470
Round Rock 780 $58,290
Austin 780 $58,290
San Antonio 230 $62,710
New Braunfels 230 $62,710
Midland 180 $85,830
Corpus Christi 170 $64,990
El Paso 150 $55,930
Beaumont 90 $83,830
Port Arthur 90 $83,830
Amarillo 70 $58,480
Longview 40 $70,220
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 410 $66,760
Clearfield 110 $63,830
Ogden 110 $63,830
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 140 $53,000
Burlington 140 $53,000
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 590 $58,980
Roanoke 100 $56,470
Lynchburg 70 $61,480
Charlottesville 70 $62,280
Harrisonburg 50 $53,950
Christiansburg 50 $64,230
Radford 50 $64,230
Blacksburg 50 $64,230
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 2610 $71,140
Tacoma 2610 $71,140
Bellevue 2610 $71,140
Olympia 370 $60,800
Tumwater 370 $60,800
Kennewick 260 $89,740
Richland 260 $89,740
Spokane 140 $60,820
Spokane Valley 140 $60,820
Silverdale 120 $70,820
Bremerton 120 $70,820
Bellingham 90 $60,800
Yakima 80 $56,490
Walla Walla 30 $76,140
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 270 $45,700
Morgantown 40 $39,100
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Waukesha 270 $59,050
West Allis 270 $59,050
Milwaukee 270 $59,050
Madison 260 $60,500
Green Bay 80 $57,410
Eau Claire 40 $57,400
Appleton N/A $53,640
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheyenne 150 $66,430
Casper 50 $58,420

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Environmental Scientists

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Environmental Scientists

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Government 35,460 44% $57,970
Professional And Technical Services 35,270 44% $61,330
Education 2,840 3% $57,170
Utilities 1,040 1% $83,440
Waste Management 890 1% $56,380
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