Air Quality Engineer Salary

Air Quality Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $64K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Air Quality Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$46,315 - $103,815

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$46,915 - $114,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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 only report a few specific 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.

The average inexperienced worker earns $59K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $78K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $104K on average. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $95K.

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Experience Affects Air Quality Engineer Salaries

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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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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: 77% employee benefits None: 3%