Environmental Consultant Salary

For Environmental Consultants, annual average wages total $52K per year. In the world of Environmental Consultants, overall income ranges from $35K near the bottom to $93K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While the particular city and the particular employer impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Environmental Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Environmental Consultants making up 57 percent of survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,959 - $84,770
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$85K
MEDIAN: $51,583
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$14.79 - $70.00
(Median)
$15
$26
$70
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,959 - $84,770  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,882  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $7,149  
Commission
$10,174  
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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$35,067 - $93,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 888
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$18.11 - $39.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,882  
   
Commission
$10,174  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $7,149  
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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$35,067 - $93,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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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Many Environmental Consultants move into a Senior Environmental Consultant role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $81K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Consultant


Trinity Consultants, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $65K.

The lowest salaries can be found at The Cadmus Group, Inc. — median pay is $46K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $42K and only reaching $67K.

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 Consulting, and Environmental Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction, Geographic Information Systems, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Environmental Compliance tend to be well versed in Project Management and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Consultant

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Environmental Consultants. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $45K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $60K. Environmental Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $98K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,389

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

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Environmental Consultants, 27 percent higher than the national average. Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Environmental Consultant's salary, with Indianapolis Environmental Consultants earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Employers in Sacramento and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Environmental Consultant Reviews

What is it like working as an Environmental Consultant?

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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Experience Affects Environmental Consultant Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Consultant Salaries



Environmental Consulting
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Environmental Compliance
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Word
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Technical Writing
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Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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