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3.7% Jobs Projection
$71,820 Median Salary
180 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Environmental Scientists and Specialists in Maryland are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Environmental Scientists and Specialists in Maryland is growing slower than average.

  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists in Maryland earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Environmental Scientists and Specialists Work in Maryland?

In 2018, there were 2,560 Environmental Scientists and Specialists working in the state.

There were 2,230 Environmental Scientists and Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Environmental Scientists and Specialists in MD Employment Trend

The typical state has 850 Environmental Scientists and Specialists working in it, which means Maryland has more Environmental Scientists and Specialists than average.

Environmental Scientists and Specialists in MD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Environmental Scientists and Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 3.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.

Job Projections for Environmental Scientists and Specialists: Nation vs. MD

Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 180 annual job openings, and 1,950 total jobs in 2026 for Environmental Scientists and Specialists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 99,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Environmental Scientists and Specialists Make in Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Environmental Scientists and Specialists ranged from $43,510 to $122,660 with $71,820 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.92 to $58.97. The median hourly rate was $34.53.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.87 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.34.

The median salary in Maryland is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Environmental Scientists and Specialists Earnings: MD vs. National Average

Top Maryland Metros for Environmental Scientists and Specialists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Environmental Scientists and Specialists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,980 $105,660
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,500 $67,040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,130 $68,930
Salisbury, MD-DE 100 $55,240
California-Lexington Park, MD 30 $64,090

Top States for Environmental Scientists and Specialists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Environmental Scientists and Specialists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 12,750 $87,080
Florida 4,920 $49,500
New York 4,400 $73,600
Texas 4,170 $74,800
North Carolina 3,790 $58,600
Virginia 3,150 $75,060
Colorado 2,930 $86,190
Washington 2,880 $78,230
Michigan 2,780 $63,970
New Jersey 2,670 $77,190
Maryland 2,560 $71,820
Pennsylvania 2,050 $66,110
Ohio 2,000 $74,890
Massachusetts 1,950 $77,280
Minnesota 1,780 $68,060
Illinois 1,690 $74,850
District of Columbia 1,600 $118,400
Arizona 1,420 $63,810
Tennessee 1,410 $65,300
Georgia 1,300 $66,420

Below are the states where Environmental Scientists and Specialists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $118,400
California $87,080
Colorado $86,190
Rhode Island $80,700
Washington $78,230
Oregon $77,330
Massachusetts $77,280
New Jersey $77,190
Alaska $75,550
Connecticut $75,430

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation MD Employment Total
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 600
Hydrologists 90

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