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Environmental Manager Salary

Nearly two in three of Environmental Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $48K to $134K per year, and the average comes out to $79K per year. Total cash compensation for Environmental Managers runs from $48K to $134K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $17K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Environmental Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,290 - $122,684
(Median)
$49K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,143
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50%
90%

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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
$49,290 - $122,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,242  
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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$48,057 - $134,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 669
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 (?
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 - $17,242  
   
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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$48,057 - $134,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Manager


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For Environmental Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Environmental Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Environmental Health & Safety Manager.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Manager


Environmental Managers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Environmental Consulting, Environmental Compliance, Project Management, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Environmental Compliance also know 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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. Environmental Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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 (+31 percent), Hartford (+16 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Environmental Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Environmental Managers in Indianapolis bring in salaries that are 33 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 25 percent less in Tampa and 16 percent less in Salt Lake City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 141 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: 70% employee benefits None: 8%
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