Air Quality Engineer Salary

Median pay for Air Quality Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $68K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Air Quality Engineers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of people in this position find little satisfaction in their work. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,314 - $96,958
$51K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $68,009
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Salary $51,314 - $96,958
Bonus $1,000
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$51,464 - $95,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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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
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Air Quality Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲53%

Late-Career
▲40%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Air Quality Engineer Salaries

Title V Permitting
▲11%

Air Dispersion Modeling
▲7%

Project Management
▲2%

National Average
$68,000

Regulatory Compliance
▼1%

Environmental Consulting
▼1%

Environmental Compliance
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 14%
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