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Environmental Consultant Salary

Environmental Consultants in the United States pull down an average of $50K per year. In the world of Environmental Consultants, overall income ranges from $35K near the bottom to $92K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Environmental Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Environmental Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,305 - $82,824
(Median)
35K
50K
65K
83K
MEDIAN: $50,086
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$14.43 - $62.21
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,305 - $82,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,379  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $9,967  
Commission
$5,000 - $90,000  
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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$35,109 - $91,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 736
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $62.21  
   
Overtime
$18.22 - $39.96  
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 - $7,379  
   
Commission
$5,000 - $90,000  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $9,967  
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).
)
$35,109 - $91,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
United States (change)

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.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Consultant


Environmental Consultants seem to wield many skills 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 8 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Geographic Information Systems. Most people familiar with Environmental Consulting also 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.


For many Environmental Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $45K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Consultants make a median salary of $72K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $99K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Environmental Consultants, Washington provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+21 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Environmental Consultants in Indianapolis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Seattle (10 percent less) and Denver (8 percent less).

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Experience Affects Environmental Consultant Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Consultant Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 14%




Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$52,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%