Environmental Manager Salary

Environmental Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $78K annually, but may range from $46K to $133K per year. Total cash compensation to Environmental Managers ranges from $46K on the lower end to $133K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $19K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Environmental Managers are male. For the most part, Environmental Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority.

$47,598 - $122,245
(Median)
$48K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,447
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$16.23 - $41.44
(Median)
$16
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,598 - $122,245  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,511  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $19,315  
Total Pay (?
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$45,825 - $133,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 780
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.23 - $41.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,511  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $19,315  
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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$45,825 - $133,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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 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 $75K a year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Manager


Survey results imply that Environmental Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Environmental Consulting, Project Management, Environmental Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management and 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $73K. On average, Environmental Managers make $86K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $101K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,487

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

Surpassing the national average by 45 percent, Environmental Managers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Environmental Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+43 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), and Pittsburgh (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 44 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Raleigh (26 percent less) and Tampa (24 percent less).

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Experience Affects Environmental Manager Salaries



National Average
$80,000



Skills That Affect Environmental Manager Salaries

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$80,000


People Management
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

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