Environmental Consultant Salary

The average Environmental Consultant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Environmental Consultants can bottom out near $38K or peak near $89K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by the company and geographic location. Job satisfaction for Environmental Consultants is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,047 - $81,635
$38K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,919
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$15.22 - $74.33
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$74
MEDIAN: $22.72
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$0$89K
Salary $38,047 - $81,635
Bonus $0.00 - $7,255
Profit Sharing $397.32 - $10,067
Commission $2,463
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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$37,926 - $89,302
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 552
Hourly Data $0$74
Hourly Rate $15.22 - $74.33
Overtime $20.92 - $42.04
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,255
Commission $2,463
Profit Sharing $397.32 - $10,067
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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$37,926 - $89,302
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Environmental Consultant


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Environmental Consultants who move on to become Senior Environmental Consultants may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Environmental Consultants get paid an average of $82K per year. A common career progression for an Environmental Consultant is to become an Environmental Project Manager or an Environmental Engineer. Compared to Environmental Consultants, the first group earns $10K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

Environmental Consultant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Consultant


Many Environmental Consultants can be found at The Cadmus Group, Inc., Environmental Resources Management, Inc., Environ International Corporation (EIC), TRC Companies, Inc., and Trinity Consultants, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Employees of Environmental Resources Management, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $85K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $50K to $320K.

With a median salary of $49K, The Cadmus Group, Inc. provides Environmental Consultants with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $68K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Environmental Consultant


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Microsoft Office, and Geographic Information Systems. It is often found that people who know Environmental Compliance are also skilled in Project Management and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Consultant

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 437 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Environmental Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 131 salaries. An Environmental Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,101

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

Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Environmental Consultants, 37 percent higher than the national average. Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+35 percent), Nashville (+22 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), and San Francisco (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Minneapolis and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Environmental Consultant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Consultant?

Environmental Consultant in Dallas:
"Great work enviroment."
Pros: No stress. Able to do my job with no one looking over my shoulder to meet deadlines.
Cons: No bad.

Environmental Consultant in Sacramento:
"Dynamic and Unique Niche."
Pros: This is a dynamic environment working with Tribes and Tribal BIA/EPA compliance documents. Lots of field work at about 25-35% in-the-field with the rest in a casual office environment.
Cons: Low pay, unorganized management, paid leave is minimal, commute is long.

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Key Stats for Environmental Consultant

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Environmental Consultant Salaries

▲105%

▲27%

▲9%

National Average
$54,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Environmental Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 17%
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