Environmental Manager Salary

Environmental Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $48K to $134K per year, median earnings come to $79K per year. In the world of Environmental Managers, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $134K at the top; this can include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Environmental Managers is high.

$49,053 - $122,533
(Median)
$49K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,098
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$15.51 - $43.12
(Median)
$16
$22
$43
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,053 - $122,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,482  
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $20,180  
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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$47,872 - $133,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 702
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $43.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,482  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $20,180  
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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$47,872 - $133,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Environmental Manager

As companies seek to address environmental concerns related to their business operations, environmental managers are increasingly important, particularly in large corporations. Environmental managers are tasked with oversight of companies’ overall environmental friendliness. These managers seek to increase “green” practices by developing business initiatives that increase environmental friendliness, then putting them in place and monitoring success. Environmental managers work in many sectors and fields. For example, environmental managers in manufacturing might work to reduce carbon emissions and improve the health of the land around a factory. Environmental managers in new home or commercial construction might seek to incorporate sustainably sourced materials and eco-friendly building practices.

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Environmental Manager Tasks

  • Oversee health and safety aspects of acquisitions, mergers, new product lines, and remediation.
  • Audit and work with departments to improve safety both routinely and directly following accidents, spills, or other hazards.
  • Create safety policies and standards that meet or exceed required guidelines.
  • Participate in water, air, ergonomic, solid waste, and hazardous materials handling processes, permits, and evaluations.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Manager


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Environmental Managers who go on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Environmental Health & Safety Manager, an upper-level role, pays $74K.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Manager


Typical Environmental Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Environmental Consulting, Project Management, Environmental Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Environmental Compliance indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Environmental Managers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $59K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $86K in this role. Environmental Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $102K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Environmental Managers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Environmental Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+41 percent), Hartford (+16 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and San Francisco (+5 percent). Environmental Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Environmental Managers in Indianapolis bring in salaries that are 31 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Tampa and Salt Lake City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (25 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Environmental Manager Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Environmental Manager Salaries

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$82,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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