Environmental Consultant Salary

Environmental Consultants in the United States take home an average $54K annually. Overall cash earnings for Environmental Consultants stretch from $38K on the lower end to $91K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the specific employer and geographic location are influential factors as well. Women make up a slight majority of Environmental Consultants (52 percent) survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,557 - $84,149
$39K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,310
10%
50%
90%

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$15.09 - $75.06
$15
$22
$75
MEDIAN: $22.42
10%
50%
90%

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$0$90K
Salary $38,557 - $84,149
Bonus $98.31 - $8,102
Profit Sharing $350.00 - $11,792
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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$38,045 - $90,725
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 555
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $15.09 - $75.06
Overtime $21.98 - $41.41
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $98.31 - $8,102
Commission $2,463
Profit Sharing $350.00 - $11,792
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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$38,045 - $90,725
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 141

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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 often transition into Senior Environmental Consultant positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Environmental Consultants earn $82K per year. It is quite typical for Environmental Consultants to transition into roles as Environmental Project Managers or Environmental Engineers, where reported median earnings are $10K and $6K higher per year.

Environmental Consultant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Consultant


The Cadmus Group, Inc., Environmental Resources Management, Inc., Environ International Corporation (EIC), TRC Companies, Inc., and Trinity Consultants, Inc. are top-notch employers for Environmental Consultants in this area. Although Environmental Resources Management, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $85K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $50K or as much as $320K.

The Cadmus Group, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $49K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $43K to $68K.

Popular Skills for Environmental Consultant


Environmental Consultants seem to exploit a large range of skills 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Client Interaction, Microsoft Office, and Geographic Information Systems. Most people familiar with Environmental Compliance also know 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: $54,268

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

For Environmental Consultants, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Environmental Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+35 percent), Nashville (+22 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), and San Francisco (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (13 percent less) and Austin (10 percent less).

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 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Environmental Consultant Salaries

▲104%

▲27%

▲9%

National Average
$54,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Environmental Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 18%
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