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Environmental Consultant Salary

Commissions form a big slice (close to two-fifths) of total compensation for Environmental Consultants. The median income in this area hovers around $52K. The average inexperienced worker earns $45K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $58K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $97K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,777 - $83,192
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$83K
MEDIAN: $50,310
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90%

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$14.59 - $61.82
(Median)
$15
$25
$62
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,777 - $83,192  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,273  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,899  
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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$34,580 - $91,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 790
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $61.82  
   
Overtime
$18.29 - $40.29  
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 - $7,273  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,899  
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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$34,580 - $91,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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Job Description for Environmental Consultant

Environmental consultants largely work in a wide range of industries, from the private sector to corporate or government contracts. Their job duties vary largely depending on the industry in which they work. Largely, though, they they work to assess the environmental impact of a given company or process, and will often work in locations where employees are dealing with dangerous materials on a daily basis. Environmental consultants may evaluate the raw products and materials being used and determine if they are safe for individuals of the company to handle; this may include materials such as lead-based paint, corrosive chemicals and asbestos.

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Environmental Consultant Tasks

  • Analyze samples and data, create models and projections.
  • Perform environmental tests, assessments, and data collection.
  • Prepare reports and documentation.
  • Assist determining compliance with state and federal regulations.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Consultant


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Advancing into a Senior Environmental Consultant role seems to be a popular career move for Environmental Consultants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $81K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Consultant


While select Environmental Resources Management, Inc. employees may bring in up to $72K, a median salary of only $58K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Environmental Consultant


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, Environmental Compliance, and Environmental Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Environmental Consulting also tend to know Environmental Compliance and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Consultant

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

Pay Difference by Location


For Environmental Consultants, Washington provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Environmental Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+22 percent), Boston (+20 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Environmental Consultants in Indianapolis make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Seattle (10 percent lower) and Denver (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Environmental Consultant Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Consultant Salaries




Environmental Consulting
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Client Interaction
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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