How Much Do Environmental Science Profs Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Environmental Science Professors

Environmental Science Professors teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$94520 per year

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$42,830 to $60,650 per year

Entry-level Postsecondary Environmental Science Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $42,830 to $60,650 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Postsecondary Environmental Science Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $* $159,640
Senior (Top 25%) $* $114,720
Middle (Mid 50%) $* $84,740
Junior (Bottom 25%) $* $60,650
No experience (Bottom 10%) $* $42,830

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $* $140,120
MI $* $123,040
DC $* $112,900
NY $* $104,840
MN $* $102,650
MT $* $101,190
NE $* $100,190
NJ $* $100,050
WA $* $98,010
OH $* $97,620

* Postsecondary Environmental Science Teachers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Postsecondary Environmental Science Teacher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Environmental Science Profs are in the states of CA, MI, DC, NY and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $94940 $*
Junior Colleges $93950 $*

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