Environmental Compliance Specialist Salary

Environmental Compliance Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $54K annually. Overall cash earnings for Environmental Compliance Specialists stretch from $37K on the lower end to $80K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Environmental Compliance Specialists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,465 - $81,234
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,231
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$13.57 - $32.77
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$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,465 - $81,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,477  
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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$37,445 - $79,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $32.77  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $48.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,477  
   
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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$37,445 - $79,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Environmental Compliance Specialists usually report a few specific skills. Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Environmental Compliance tend to be skilled in 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 Environmental Compliance Specialists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $49K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $54K. For Environmental Compliance Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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 34%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Environmental Compliance
0%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
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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