Environmental Compliance Specialist Salary

For Environmental Compliance Specialists, yearly average wages total $54K annually. Total cash compensation to Environmental Compliance Specialists approaches anywhere from $37K on the lower end to $80K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Environmental Compliance Specialists (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Environmental Compliance Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,389 - $81,469
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,231
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$13.62 - $32.65
(Median)
$14
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,389 - $81,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,613  
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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$37,203 - $80,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $32.65  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $48.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,613  
   
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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$37,203 - $80,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Typical Environmental Compliance Specialists report a focused set of job 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $49K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $54K. Environmental Compliance Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Environmental Compliance Specialist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $71K.

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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Environmental Compliance
0%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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