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Environmental Scientist Average Salary in India 2023

How much money does a person working as Environmental Scientist make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
51,300 INR
( 616,000 INR yearly)


A person working as Environmental Scientist in India typically earns around 51,300 INR per month. Salaries range from 24,600 INR (lowest) to 80,500 INR (highest).

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

Environmental Scientist Pay Scale and Salaries in India

Median and salary distribution India Environmental Scientist monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
47,900 INR or more
10% of people earn
42,200 to 47,900 INR
20% of people earn
29,700 INR or less
65% of people earn
29,700 to 42,200 INR
Minimum Salary
24,600 INR
48,200 INR
80,500 INR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Environmental Scientist salaries in India range from 24,600 INR per month (starting salary) to 80,500 INR per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 48,200 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 48,200 INR while the other half are earning more than 48,200 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 39,300 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 39,300 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 55,300 INR while 25% are earning more than 55,300 INR.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 29,700 INR to 42,200 INR. Approximatly 20% fall under the 29,700 INR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 42,200 INR to 47,900 INR. Only 5% of people grossed 47,900 INR or more.

Environmental Scientist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Environmental Scientist average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
28,800 INR
2 - 5 Years+42%
40,800 INR
5 - 10 Years+31%
53,700 INR
10 - 15 Years+23%
66,000 INR
15 - 20 Years+6%
70,200 INR
20+ Years+10%
76,900 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly India Environmental Scientist
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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 Scientist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 28,800 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 40,800 INR per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 53,700 INR per month, 31% 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 Scientist whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 66,000 INR per month, 23% 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 70,200 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 76,900 INR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Environmental Scientist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Environmental Scientist average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
40,300 INR
Master's Degree+28%
51,500 INR
76,100 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 Scientist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary is 40,300 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 51,500 INR per month, 28% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

People with PhD have an average salary of 76,100 INR per month, 48% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

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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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Environmental Scientist

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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 Scientist employees in India earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

54,400 INR
49,900 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 Scientist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

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

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist(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

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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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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Environmental Scientist Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Environmental Scientist
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"Environmental Scientist" is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

41% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Scientist Salary Trend and Forecast in India

How are Environmental Scientist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
46,800 INR
Average Salary 2020+2%
47,600 INR
Average Salary 2021+1%
48,300 INR
Average Salary 2022+3%
49,900 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Environmental Scientist salaries in India are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Environmental Scientist Average Hourly Wage in India

300 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 300 INR. This means that the average Environmental Scientist in India earns approximately 300 INR for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Environmental Scientist' in India is 140 INR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Environmental Scientist VS Other Jobs

51,300 INR
33,800 INR
31,900 INR
Average Salary
Environmental Scientist
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Environmental Scientist is 52% more than that of Environmental. Also, Environmental salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Environmental Scientist and Environmental monthly India
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Environment Advisor42,800 INR-17%
Environmental and Agricultural Scientist50,800 INR-1%
Environmental Compliance Inspector21,900 INR-57%
Environmental Coordinator18,100 INR-65%
Environmental Economist50,400 INR-2%
Environmental Educator38,500 INR-25%
Environmental Engineer29,000 INR-43%
Environmental Health Practitioner54,600 INR+6%
Environmental Manager49,900 INR-3%
Environmental Officer15,700 INR-69%
Environmental Planner20,000 INR-61%
Environmental Protection Officer15,700 INR-69%
Environmental Restoration Planner28,500 INR-44%
Environmental Scientist51,300 INR=
Environmental Services Coordinator16,600 INR-68%
Environmental Specialist23,800 INR-54%
Environmental Superintendent20,400 INR-60%
Environmental Technician15,200 INR-70%
Forestry Consultant36,100 INR-30%
Forestry Supervisor22,800 INR-56%
Geologist52,300 INR+2%
Senor Environmental Health Practitioner54,600 INR+6%
Toxicologist36,100 INR-30%
Waste Management Manager48,900 INR-5%
Waste Tracking Specialist38,500 INR-25%
Water Treatment Superintendent25,700 INR-50%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra46,600 INR
Ahmadabad54,400 INR
Bangalore60,700 INR
Bhopal52,100 INR
Chennai57,600 INR
Coimbatore50,700 INR
Delhi60,300 INR
Ghaziabad47,700 INR
Hyderabad58,100 INR
Indore52,900 INR
Jaipur53,400 INR
Kanpur52,900 INR
Kolkata55,900 INR
Lucknow53,200 INR
Ludhiana50,900 INR
Madurai47,200 INR
Mumbai56,400 INR
Nagpur55,000 INR
Patna50,800 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad52,300 INR
Pune57,600 INR
Surat58,100 INR
Vadodara50,000 INR
Visakhapatnam52,500 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands44,400 INR
Andhra Pradesh56,900 INR
Arunachal Pradesh47,600 INR
Assam54,200 INR
Bihar60,200 INR
Chandigarh44,800 INR
Chhatisgarh52,400 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli43,300 INR
Daman & Diu42,100 INR
Delhi55,300 INR
Goa50,000 INR
Gujarat60,400 INR
Haryana55,100 INR
Himachal Pradesh52,600 INR
Jammu & Kashmir53,400 INR
Jharkhand57,600 INR
Karnataka59,400 INR
Kerala56,400 INR
Lakshadweep43,700 INR
Madhya Pradesh60,200 INR
Maharashtra60,900 INR
Manipur49,500 INR
Meghalaya48,700 INR
Mizoram45,800 INR
Nagaland47,700 INR
Orissa55,200 INR
Pondicherry45,600 INR
Punjab52,600 INR
Rajasthan56,900 INR
Sikkim48,000 INR
Tamil Nadu61,800 INR
Tripura52,500 INR
Uttar Pradesh64,200 INR
Uttaranchal53,400 INR
West Bengal62,200 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

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Environmental Scientist in India?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 48,200 INR and 55,300 INR. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Environmental Scientist in India is ranges from 39,300 INR to 55,300 INR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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