"environmental compliance," "regulatory agencies," and "oversight" aren't the only skills we found senior environmental scientists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of senior environmental scientist responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a senior environmental scientist. We found that 75.2% of senior environmental scientists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 16.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most senior environmental scientists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine senior environmental scientists were not college graduates.
Those senior environmental scientists who do attend college, typically earn either environmental science degrees or biology degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for senior environmental scientists include geology degrees or chemistry degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a senior environmental scientist. We've found that most senior environmental scientist resumes include experience from Sodexo Operations, BAE Systems, and Burns & McDonnell. Of recent, Sodexo Operations had 6 positions open for senior environmental scientists. Meanwhile, there are 3 job openings at BAE Systems and 3 at Burns & McDonnell.
Since salary is important to some senior environmental scientists, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Booz Allen Hamilton, Exxon Mobil, and Abbott Laboratories. If you were to take a closer look at Booz Allen Hamilton, you'd find that the average senior environmental scientist salary is $120,324. Then at Exxon Mobil, senior environmental scientists receive an average salary of $105,139, while the salary at Abbott Laboratories is $98,921.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Tetra Tech, Science Applications International .., and AECOM. These three companies have hired a significant number of senior environmental scientists from these institutions.
In general, senior environmental scientists fulfill roles in the professional and energy industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the senior environmental scientist annual salary is the highest in the energy industry with $90,388 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the professional and technology industries pay $84,843 and $84,201 respectively. This means that senior environmental scientists who are employed in the energy industry make 29.6% more than senior environmental scientists who work in the government Industry.