Environmental Compliance Specialist Salary

Median pay for Environmental Compliance Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Environmental Compliance Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$39,913 - $81,498
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$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,687
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$13.50 - $28.45
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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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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $56K. For Environmental Compliance Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $70K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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