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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 $9K from bonuses and $4K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up a slight majority of Environmental Compliance Specialists (51 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Compliance Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$39,359 - $81,469
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,279
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$13.62 - $32.65
(Median)
$14
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$39,359 - $81,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,770  
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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$37,186 - $80,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $32.65  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $48.78  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,770  
   
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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$37,186 - $80,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Compliance are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Compliance Specialist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Environmental Compliance Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $49K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $54K. Environmental Compliance Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. 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 36%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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 62 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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