Environmental Manager Salary

Around 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 annually. 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 is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,182 - $122,428
(Median)
$49K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,889
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$15.78 - $44.94
(Median)
$16
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,182 - $122,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,915  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $19,820  
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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$47,928 - $134,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 641
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $44.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.16  
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 - $16,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $19,820  
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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$47,928 - $134,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Environmental Health & Safety Manager. Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Managers is $74K.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Manager


Survey results show that Environmental Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Environmental Consulting, Environmental Compliance, Project Management, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Environmental Compliance are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $72K. Environmental Managers bring in $86K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $102K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Environmental Managers, Houston provides a pay rate that is 43 percent greater than the national average. Environmental Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+32 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 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%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$82,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

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%