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, around two in five of that final number comes from commissions. In the world of Environmental Consultants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $92K. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the particular employer are driving factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Environmental Consultants (59 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of Environmental Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,694 - $84,332
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$84K
MEDIAN: $50,487
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$14.54 - $60.82
(Median)
$15
$25
$61
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,694 - $84,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,397  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $9,744  
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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$34,460 - $91,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 801
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $60.82  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $40.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,397  
   
Profit Sharing
$506 - $9,744  
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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$34,460 - $91,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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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Environmental Consultants sometimes assume positions such as Senior Environmental Consultants. That role pays $81K per year on average.

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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 $59K) but some workers make up to $98K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Environmental Consultant


Environmental Consultants report using a large range of 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 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Client Interaction, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Environmental Consulting are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $58K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $45K. On average, Environmental Consultants make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Environmental Consultants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $96K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Environmental Consultants in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+22 percent), Boston (+20 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, Indianapolis Environmental Consultants have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Seattle and Chicago (11 percent lower and 8 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%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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Technical Writing
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
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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