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Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (19-2041)

Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Excludes Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (19-1023), Conservation Scientists (19-1031), Forest and Conservation Technicians (19-4093), Fish and Game Wardens (33-3031), and Forest and Conservation Workers (45-4011).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 613 689 12.4 12 58 78
United States 85000 92000 0.0 1600 7900 10300
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 38.50 20.66 26.54 35.21 47.17 62.24
Alaska 37.94 24.93 29.54 36.51 44.91 54.69
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.99 24.80 28.68 35.47 45.07 57.97
Fairbanks North Star Borough 39.05 25.65 31.65 38.61 45.38 54.73
Balance of State 37.24 25.90 30.22 36.88 44.73 50.51

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.