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Environmental Consultant Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Environmental Consultants. The median take-home amount in this area is around $52K, and on average, roughly two-fifths of that final number comes from commissions. 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 $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $98K on average.

$34,927 - $83,916
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$84K
MEDIAN: $50,450
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90%

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$14.43 - $62.21
(Median)
$14
$25
$62
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,927 - $83,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,297  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,899  
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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$34,669 - $92,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 787
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $62.21  
   
Overtime
$18.36 - $40.15  
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 - $7,297  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $9,899  
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).
)
$34,669 - $92,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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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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While not commonly seen, Environmental Consultants who transition into a Senior Environmental Consultant position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Environmental Consultants is $81K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Consultant


Environmental Resources Management, Inc. reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $58K) but some workers make up to $72K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Environmental Consultant


Environmental Consultants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, Environmental Compliance, and Environmental Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Client Interaction, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know 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.

Pay Difference by Location


For Environmental Consultants, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+22 percent), Boston (+21 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Environmental Consultants in Indianapolis earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Employers in Chicago and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Environmental Consultant Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Consultant Salaries




Environmental Consulting
up arrow 4%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%

Client Interaction
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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