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Air Quality Engineer Salary (United States)

The average Air Quality Engineer in the United States earns approximately $63K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Air Quality Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Air Quality Engineers survey respondents are men (77 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Air Quality Engineer Salary (?
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$47,068 - $102,114
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MEDIAN: $62,674
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National Salary Data

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$47,068 - $102,114  
   
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$0.00 - $9,839  
Total Pay (?
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$47,486 - $114,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Air Quality Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Air Quality Engineers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $58K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $94K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $95K.

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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National Average
$64,000
Houston
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With a pay rate for Air Quality Engineers that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent.

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Experience Affects Air Quality Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$64,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 3%