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Environmental Economist Average Salary in India 2023

How much money does an Environmental Economist make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
50,400 INR
( 604,000 INR yearly)


A person working as an Environmental Economist in India typically earns around 50,400 INR per month. Salaries range from 23,700 INR (lowest) to 79,600 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Environmental Economist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Environmental Economist Salary Distribution in India

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Environmental Economist salaries in India range from 23,700 INR per month (minimum salary) to 79,600 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 53,400 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Environmental Economist(s) are earning less than 53,400 INR while the other half are earning more than 53,400 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Environmental Economist(s) are earning less than 34,700 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 34,700 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Environmental Economist(s) are earning less than 70,500 INR while 25% are earning more than 70,500 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Environmental Economist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Environmental Economist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Environmental Economist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 27,300 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 37,600 INR per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 53,600 INR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Environmental Economist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 65,300 INR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 68,900 INR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 75,100 INR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Environmental Economist average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
27,300 INR
2 - 5 Years+38%
37,600 INR
5 - 10 Years+42%
53,600 INR
10 - 15 Years+22%
65,300 INR
15 - 20 Years+6%
68,900 INR
20+ Years+9%
75,100 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Environmental Economist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Environmental Economist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Environmental Economist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Environmental Economist is 34,800 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 53,800 INR per month, 55% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 71,700 INR per month, 33% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Environmental Economist average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
34,800 INR
Master's Degree+55%
53,800 INR
71,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Environmental Economist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Environmental Economist employees in India earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

54,200 INR
47,300 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Environmental Economist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Environmental Economist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Environmental Economist

Environmental Economist(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Environmental Economist Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Environmental Economist
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An Environmental Economist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

40% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 60% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Environmental Economist Average Hourly Wage in India

290 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 290 INR. This means that the average Environmental Economist in India earns approximately 290 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Environmental Economist VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Environmental Economist is 49% more than that of Environmental. Also, Environmental salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Environment Advisor42,800 INR-15%
Environmental and Agricultural Scientist50,800 INR+1%
Environmental Compliance Inspector21,900 INR-57%
Environmental Coordinator18,100 INR-64%
Environmental Economist50,400 INR+0%
Environmental Educator38,500 INR-24%
Environmental Engineer29,000 INR-42%
Environmental Health Practitioner54,600 INR+8%
Environmental Manager49,900 INR-1%
Environmental Officer15,700 INR-69%
Environmental Planner20,000 INR-60%
Environmental Protection Officer15,700 INR-69%
Environmental Restoration Planner28,500 INR-43%
Environmental Scientist51,300 INR+2%
Environmental Services Coordinator16,600 INR-67%
Environmental Specialist23,800 INR-53%
Environmental Superintendent20,400 INR-59%
Environmental Technician15,200 INR-70%
Forestry Consultant36,100 INR-28%
Forestry Supervisor22,800 INR-55%
Geologist52,300 INR+4%
Senor Environmental Health Practitioner54,600 INR+8%
Toxicologist36,100 INR-28%
Waste Management Manager48,900 INR-3%
Waste Tracking Specialist38,500 INR-24%
Water Treatment Superintendent25,700 INR-49%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra48,300 INR
Ahmadabad55,600 INR
Bangalore57,700 INR
Bhopal50,400 INR
Chennai53,000 INR
Coimbatore48,400 INR
Delhi55,200 INR
Ghaziabad46,400 INR
Hyderabad58,500 INR
Indore49,500 INR
Jaipur52,200 INR
Kanpur51,300 INR
Kolkata56,700 INR
Lucknow53,400 INR
Ludhiana46,200 INR
Madurai46,600 INR
Mumbai58,900 INR
Nagpur50,300 INR
Patna45,700 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad49,500 INR
Pune56,200 INR
Surat55,600 INR
Vadodara49,400 INR
Visakhapatnam51,700 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands43,000 INR
Andhra Pradesh57,100 INR
Arunachal Pradesh49,400 INR
Assam52,700 INR
Bihar60,600 INR
Chandigarh46,600 INR
Chhatisgarh51,000 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli43,700 INR
Daman & Diu43,900 INR
Delhi54,000 INR
Goa45,700 INR
Gujarat57,100 INR
Haryana53,800 INR
Himachal Pradesh48,100 INR
Jammu & Kashmir50,600 INR
Jharkhand56,400 INR
Karnataka60,200 INR
Kerala53,500 INR
Lakshadweep42,900 INR
Madhya Pradesh61,100 INR
Maharashtra57,900 INR
Manipur48,600 INR
Meghalaya49,500 INR
Mizoram48,200 INR
Nagaland47,000 INR
Orissa56,300 INR
Pondicherry48,100 INR
Punjab52,000 INR
Rajasthan58,200 INR
Sikkim45,900 INR
Tamil Nadu61,100 INR
Tripura48,700 INR
Uttar Pradesh63,600 INR
Uttaranchal51,200 INR
West Bengal57,700 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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