Environmental Manager Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Environmental Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $44K to $128K per year and averages out to $80K annually. Total cash compensation for Environmental Managers runs from $44K to $128K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. The majority of Environmental Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Environmental Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage.

$48,254 - $121,110
$48K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,291
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50%
90%

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$13.19 - $40.89
$13
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $20.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,254 - $121,110  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
Total Pay (?
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$43,625 - $128,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1K
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $40.89  
   
Overtime
$11.50 - $1,030  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$99.33 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$43,625 - $128,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Manager


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Many Environmental Managers move into an Environmental Health & Safety Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Environmental Health & Safety Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Environmental Managers.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Manager


Environmental Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Environmental Consulting, Regulatory Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 75 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management. Those familiar with Environmental Compliance also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Manager

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Environmental Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 194 salaries. An Environmental Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 137 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,934

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Surpassing the national average by 43 percent, Environmental Managers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Environmental Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+34 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Raleigh (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Environmental Managers in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 48 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tampa (24 percent less) and Salt Lake City (15 percent less).

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Key Stats for Environmental Manager

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Environmental Manager Salaries

▲27%

▲16%

National Average
$81,000

▼7%

▼34%

Skills That Affect Environmental Manager Salaries

Environmental Consulting
▲75%




National Average
$81,000


People Management
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 6%
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