Air Quality Engineer Salary

Air Quality Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $64K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Air Quality Engineers survey respondents are men (78 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of Air Quality Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,924 - $106,474
MEDIAN: $64,256

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$47,919 - $117,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Air Quality Engineer

  • Prepare air permit applications and emission inventory reports.
  • Perform air emission calculations, and regulation and compliance analysis.

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Job skills reported by Air Quality Engineers are limited. Most notably, skills in Air Dispersion Modeling, Environmental Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $59K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $78K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $104K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $95K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Air Dispersion Modeling
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Environmental Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 2%