Air Quality Engineer Salary

Median pay for Air Quality Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Air Quality Engineers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report low levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,593 - $100,671
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$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,897
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$50,250 - $100,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $67K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $72K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $104K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $95K by contrast.

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Key Stats for Air Quality Engineer

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Air Quality Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲54%

Late-Career
▲41%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Skills That Affect Air Quality Engineer Salaries

Title V Permitting
▲12%

Air Dispersion Modeling
▲9%

Project Management
▲3%

Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

Environmental Consulting
▼0%

Environmental Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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