Environmental Compliance Specialist Salary

For Environmental Compliance Specialists, annual average wages total $55K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Environmental Compliance Specialists (59 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction for Environmental Compliance Specialists is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,276 - $81,412
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MEDIAN: $54,506
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$14.70 - $27.75
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$0$81K
Salary $39,276 - $81,412
Bonus $0.00 - $11,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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$38,746 - $79,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.70 - $27.75
Overtime $21.36 - $39.59
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,000
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$38,746 - $79,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Environmental Compliance Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Compliance Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Compliance Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Compliance Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Compliance Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Environmental Compliance Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 30 salaries. An Environmental Compliance Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,082

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Environmental Compliance Specialists, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Environmental Compliance Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+19 percent) and Atlanta (+17 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average.

Environmental Compliance Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Compliance Specialist?

Environmental Compliance Specialist in Durango:
"Rewarding and quality work for low pay in an expensive area."
Pros: I regulate Title V sites which can include natural gas production sites, landfills, and rock crushing operations. I review the Title V permit held with the tribe, and perform an on-site facility inspection and records review with the companies Air Quality Compliance Manager. I get to be around very complex industrial equipment, and I'm there to ensure the air quality on the native american reservation is not impacted by the natural gas extraction and processing plants. I have an office and I get field time as well. I've obtained a thermal imaging thermography certification, and have very interesting equipment for tools. I am involved in important environmental work that directly relates to the residents on the reservation. The bills are barely getting paid. Barely.
Cons: As is with any government job, there is a lot of paperwork. I compose on average 11 inspection reports a year, one for every inspection, which can accumulate to over 200 pages. And as is with federal regulations, reading government CFR's is extremely taxing, on the eyes and the brain. I address air quality complaints from residents within the exterior boundaries of the reservation, which is very time consuming. At times I'm working earlier than usual in order to observe these air quality phenomenons. I go to work before sun up and leave at sun down, and am lucky to be able to be outside after work during the week. The bills are barely getting paid. Barely.

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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Key Stats for Environmental Compliance Specialist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries

▲20%

▲17%

▲16%

National Average
$53,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries


National Average
$53,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%
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