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In May 2015, environmental scientists earned median annual incomes of $67,460, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The top 10 percent earned $118,070 or higher, and the lowest 10 percent made less than $40,350. Those who worked for management, scientific, and technical consulting services averaged about $77,000 per year, while those who worked for local governments earned $68,800 per year. The top paying states and territories for environmental scientists were the District of Columbia, Illinois, Alaska, New Jersey, and California.

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