Air Quality Engineer Salary

The average Air Quality Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Air Quality Engineers survey respondents are men (75 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$46,221 - $102,276
MEDIAN: $64,044

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$46,221 - $102,276  
$0.00 - $9,950  
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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).
$46,807 - $115,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Air Dispersion Modeling, Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Consulting, and Environmental Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Air Quality Engineer

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

Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $78K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $102K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $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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Regulatory Compliance
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Environmental 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.


25 %
75 %

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: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 3%