Environmental Compliance Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Environmental Compliance Specialists making up 58 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,013 - $77,088
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$40K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,454
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$13.28 - $27.15
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$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,013 - $77,088  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,974 - $76,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $27.15  
   
Overtime
$19.08 - $39.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,974 - $76,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Environmental Compliance Specialist

An environmental compliance specialist makes sure that companies comply to various environmental issues such as emissions, waste disposal, chemical use, pollution, and reporting and permitting. The specialist may work for a consulting firm or be part of a company that wants to make sure that all branches are complying to environmental standards.

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Environmental Compliance Specialist Tasks

  • Develop and implement environmental policies to ensure that company remains in compliance with all local and federal laws and regulations.
  • Collect soil, water, or waste samples for analysis.
  • Analyze reports, maps, drawings, environmental data, and aerial photographs to ensure environmental compliance.
  • Investigate potential violations, document findings, and report discovery of violations to the appropriate government agencies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Compliance Specialist

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


For Environmental Compliance Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $59K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Environmental Compliance Specialists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $66K.

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What is it like working as an Environmental Compliance Specialist?

Environmental Compliance Specialist in Lake Charles:
"My Job As An LDAR Database Administrator."
Pros: The casual atmosphere is laid back and we can dress as we please. Sometimes when we are really sick, we can telecommute.
Cons: I can't stand having to depend on inadequately trained or just plain untrained workers in the field to supply me with the information that I have to have in order to formulate the reports. The information I need is either late or incomplete and most of the time it's simply just wrong. Some of these field technicians have access to the database and will incorrectly enter information and in addition to that there is always pieces missing. I feel as if I am babysitting and cleaning up other people's regulatory messes constantly. The reports are federally regulated and have to be turned in on a strict schedule.

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Experience Affects Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
0%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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