Air Quality Engineer Salary

Air Quality Engineers in the United States take home an average $66K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Air Quality Engineers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Male Air Quality Engineers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report low levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,153 - $103,042
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MEDIAN: $66,139
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$49,921 - $102,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Air Quality Engineer

Air quality engineers work primarily for government agencies, private organizations, and consulting agencies to conduct auditing or testing to determine air quality or emission standards and what sorts of pollutants, toxins, or other contaminants are present. If local or federal laws or regulations are being violated, these engineers may devise plans to bring the air quality and emissions to compliance and remove contaminants or pollutants.

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Air Quality Engineer Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Air Quality Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Air Quality Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Air Quality Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Air Quality Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Air Quality Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 20 salaries. An Air Quality Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Air Quality Engineer

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Air Quality Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲56%

Late-Career
▲43%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Skills That Affect Air Quality Engineer Salaries

Title V Permitting
▲13%

Air Dispersion Modeling
▲9%

Project Management
▲4%

Regulatory Compliance
▲1%

Environmental Consulting
▲1%

Environmental Compliance
▲1%

National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%