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19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health



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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 13020$35.55/hr$26.02/hr$28.19/hr$33.87/hr$43.96/hr$45.70/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing10$40.16/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities40$52.64/hr
Professional and Business Services510$31.83/hr
Education and Health Services130$35.81/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services60$32.58/hr
Public Administration970$40.94/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$42.15/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$39.54/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$30.27/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$33.13/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$38.14/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$35.49/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$38.14/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$41.40/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 60$38.14/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$34.35/hr4.2%
Southwest Minnesota 80$36.77/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$33.87/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 130$33.87/hr7.8%
Northeast Minnesota 160$36.30/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 170$35.81/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,130$40.94/hr5.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,210$39.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,730$38.14/hr5.2%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Natural Sciences Managers 1,400$66.29/hr6.7%
Managers, All Other 5,400$73.14/hrN/A
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 100N/AN/A


  • Identify or develop strategies or methods to minimize the environmental impact of industrial production processes.
  • Provide analytical support for policy briefs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, or climate change.
  • Review research literature to maintain knowledge on topics related to industrial ecology, such as physical science, technology, economy, and public policy.
  • Identify environmental impacts caused by products, systems, or projects.
  • Translate the theories of industrial ecology into eco-industrial practices.
  • Communicate findings of environmental studies or proposals for environmental remediation to other restoration professionals.
  • Supervise and provide technical guidance, training, or assistance to employees working in the field to restore habitats.
  • Create diagrams to communicate environmental remediation planning, using geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided design (CAD), or other mapping or diagramming software.
  • Review research literature to maintain knowledge on topics related to industrial ecology, such as physical science, technology, economy, and public policy.
  • Build and maintain databases of information about energy alternatives, pollutants, natural environments, industrial processes, and other information related to ecological change.