Highest Paying Industries for Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction67.57140550
Mining65.77136810
Support Activities for Mining64.94135080
Management of Companies and Enterprises63.03131100
Natural Gas Distribution52.61109440
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil51.68107480
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing51.17106430
Pipeline Transportation48.1100050
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing48.0799980
Manufacturing47.3998570
Transportation and Warehousing46.8997520
Other Pipeline Transportation46.2696210
Federal government, including the US Postal Service46.1595990
Federal Executive Branch46.1595980
Utilities45.1193830
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution42.688610
All industries, private ownership only42.5588500
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods42.4188220
Metal Ore Mining42.387990
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas42.1887740
Administrative and Support Services42.0187370
Mining (except Oil and Gas)41.9787300
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing41.9787300
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences41.5386390
Scientific Research and Development Services41.4986300
Outpatient Care Centers41.4186120
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities40.9485150
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying40.4984220
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)40.2883780
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned40.2883780
Repair and Maintenance40.2483690
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance40.2483690
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods40.1883580
Computer Systems Design and Related Services40.1283450
Water, Sewage and Other Systems39.9583100
Ambulatory Health Care Services39.982990
Paper Manufacturing39.2981720
Wholesale Trade39.2881710
All industries39.0981320
Employment Services38.7980680
Engineering Services38.6880450
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services37.8878800
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services37.8878790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services37.8378690
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation37.7178430
Air Transportation37.5878160
Scheduled Air Transportation37.5878160
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations37.3977770
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services37.3277630
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services37.2377430
Basic Chemical Manufacturing36.6976310
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services36.0174900
Chemical Manufacturing35.9474750
Waste Management and Remediation Services35.774260
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned35.3373480
Educational Services, State government owned35.373430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)35.0472880
Waste Treatment and Disposal34.9772740
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)34.9472670
Primary Metal Manufacturing34.772170
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service33.6269930
Federal, State, and Local Government33.5169710
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service33.5169710
Utility System Construction33.3669390
Educational Services, Privately owned33.2669190
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned33.2669190
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing33.2469140
Social Assistance33.168850
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction32.6667930
Construction32.4967570
Construction of Buildings32.4867550
Nonresidential Building Construction32.4867550
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing32.3267220
Food Manufacturing31.966350
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals31.4665440
Local government, including schools and hospitals31.3165130
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing30.9664390
State government, including schools and hospitals30.4363290
Testing Laboratories30.162610
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals29.5361420
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)29.1860700
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.0860490
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned29.0860490
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations28.9660240
Social Advocacy Organizations28.4659190
Educational Services, Local government owned28.0558330
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.6855490
Hospitals, State government owned25.8353730
Waste Collection25.452840
Hospitals, Privately owned24.8451660
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.1950320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned23.4648810
Finance and Insurance22.947640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.8847580
Hospitals, Local government owned16.7134750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned16.7134750

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