Environmental Manager Salary

Environmental Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent two-thirds of Environmental Managers. Salaries average out to around $79K per year and spread from $48K to $134K per year. Total incomes of Environmental Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $18K from bonuses and close to $20K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $134K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Environmental Managers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,070 - $122,606
(Median)
$49K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,961
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$15.78 - $44.94
(Median)
$16
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,070 - $122,606  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,618  
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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$47,916 - $134,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 693
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $44.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,618  
   
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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$47,916 - $134,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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.

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Environmental Managers who transition into an upper level Environmental Health & Safety Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Environmental Health & Safety Manager makes $74K a year.

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Environmental Compliance tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Manager

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


Environmental Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $59K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $73K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Managers make a median salary of $86K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $102K, a plump six-figure sum.

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 (+32 percent), Hartford (+16 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Environmental Managers is geography, with workers in Indianapolis earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Salt Lake City (25 percent lower and 15 percent lower, 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%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$82,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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