Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Environmental Scientists and Specialists in Texas

Find Schools Near

Environmental Scientists and Specialists in Texas

Want to work in Texas as an Environmental Scientist or Specialist? Read this first!

16.5% Jobs Projection
$74,800 Median Salary
580 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Environmental Scientists and Specialists in Texas is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Environmental Scientists and Specialists Work in Texas?

There were approximately 4,170 workers employed as Environmental Scientists and Specialists in this state in 2018.

There were 4,260 Environmental Scientists and Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Environmental Scientists and Specialists in TX Employment Trend

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

Environmental Scientists and Specialists in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Environmental Scientists and Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.1%.

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

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 580 annual job openings, and a total of 5,870 jobs for Texas Environmental Scientists and Specialists in 2026.

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

What do Environmental Scientists and Specialists Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Environmental Scientists and Specialists ranged from $44,310 to $125,580 with $74,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.3 to $60.37. The median hourly rate was $35.96.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.69 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.27.

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

Environmental Scientists and Specialists Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,140 $73,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,110 $84,260
Austin-Round Rock, TX 690 $78,830
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 370 $74,890
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 $75,090
Midland, TX 100 n/a
Corpus Christi, TX 80 $61,860
College Station-Bryan, TX 50 $47,850
El Paso, TX 40 $81,330
Killeen-Temple, TX 30 $61,230

Top States for Environmental Scientists and Specialists Employment

View the list below to see 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

Discover similar careers:

Occupation TX Employment Total
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 7,810
Hydrologists 310

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.