Environmental Consultant Salary

Average Environmental Consultants in the United States make around $52K per year. In the world of Environmental Consultants, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $93K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $7K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Environmental Consultants. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Male Environmental Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field.

$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. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $65K.

The Cadmus Group, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $46K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $67K.

Popular Skills for Environmental Consultant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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. Most people skilled in Environmental Compliance are similarly competent 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $45K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $60K. Environmental Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $98K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,389

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

For Environmental Consultants, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). Environmental Consultants' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Environmental Consultants in Indianapolis bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Sacramento and 15 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

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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