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Environmental Compliance Specialist Salary

Earnings for Environmental Compliance Specialists in the United States come in at around $54K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men working as Environmental Compliance Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Most Environmental Compliance Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$39,033 - $77,616
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MEDIAN: $54,022
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$13.49 - $28.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,033 - $77,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,794  
Profit Sharing
$122.50 - $3,955  
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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$36,235 - $76,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $28.63  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $39.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,794  
   
Profit Sharing
$122.50 - $3,955  
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).
)
$36,235 - $76,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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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Survey takers who work as Environmental Compliance Specialists report a focused set of job 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $48K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $56K. Environmental Compliance Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $71K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Environmental Compliance Specialist Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$53,000

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%