Environmental Manager Salary

Environmental Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to two-thirds of Environmental Managers. Salaries average out to around $78K annually and spread from $46K to $133K per year. Overall cash earnings of Environmental Managers stretch from $46K near the bottom to $133K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $19K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Environmental Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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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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 (?
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: 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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management and 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.


For many Environmental Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Managers make a median salary of $86K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $101K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,487

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Environmental Managers, 45 percent higher than the national average. 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). Environmental Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Environmental Managers in Indianapolis bring in salaries that are 44 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Raleigh (26 percent lower) and Tampa (24 percent lower).

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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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