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Air Quality Engineer Salary

Median pay for Air Quality Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $64K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Air Quality Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Air Quality Engineers survey respondents are men (76 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$46,654 - $102,114
MEDIAN: $63,866

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$46,654 - $102,114  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$47,471 - $115,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | 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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Air Quality Engineers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Air Dispersion Modeling, Environmental Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Air Quality Engineer

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

The average beginner in this position makes around $58K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $78K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $102K. Air Quality Engineers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $95K.

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Experience Affects Air Quality Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Air Quality Engineer Salaries

Air Dispersion Modeling
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Environmental Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Environmental Consulting
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

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


24 %
76 %

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: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 3%