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Environmental Compliance Specialist Salary

Environmental Compliance Specialists in the United States take home an average $54K per year. Total cash compensation for Environmental Compliance Specialists runs from $37K to $78K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Environmental Compliance Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Male Environmental Compliance Specialists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field.

$39,431 - $79,644
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,160
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$13.57 - $32.77
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$14
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,431 - $79,644  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,890  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,085  
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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$37,157 - $78,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $32.77  
   
Overtime
$19.15 - $49.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,890  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,085  
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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$37,157 - $78,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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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Survey takers who work as Environmental Compliance Specialists typically report just a few professional skills. Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Environmental Compliance frequently indicates knowledge of Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Compliance Specialist

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


Environmental Compliance Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $49K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $54K. Environmental Compliance Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Environmental Compliance Specialist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $71K on average.

Environmental Compliance Specialist Reviews

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 34%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%