Environmental Compliance Specialist Salary

Environmental Compliance Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $55K annually. 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 working as Environmental Compliance Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Job satisfaction for Environmental Compliance Specialists is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,913 - $81,498
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,687
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$13.50 - $28.45
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$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,913 - $81,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,832  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$37,933 - $80,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $28.45  
   
Overtime
$19.37 - $39.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$37,933 - $80,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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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Job skills reported by Environmental Compliance Specialists are limited. Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Environmental Compliance to be familiar with Regulatory Compliance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Compliance Specialist

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


For many Environmental Compliance Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $50K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $56K. Environmental Compliance Specialists see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Environmental Compliance Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $70K.

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 33%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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