Air Quality Engineer Salary

Air Quality Engineers in the United States take home an average $64K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Air Quality Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Air Quality Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$46,221 - $102,276
MEDIAN: $64,044

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$46,221 - $102,276  
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$46,755 - $115,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 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.

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 $79K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $102K on average. 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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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.


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