An average Environmental Compliance Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Environmental Compliance Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Environmental Compliance Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,868 - $77,641
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$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,657
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$13.00 - $27.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,868 - $77,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$38,851 - $75,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $27.19  
   
Overtime
$20.07 - $37.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$38,851 - $75,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $48K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. Environmental Compliance Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Environmental Compliance Specialist Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Environmental Compliance Specialist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries



National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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