Just under two-thirds of Environmental Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $44K to $130K per year, and the average comes out to $79K per year. Cash earnings for Environmental Managers — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $44K to approximately $130K. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. More than half of Environmental Managers (63 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction for Environmental Managers is high.

$48,059 - $122,556
(Median)
$48K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,314
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$14.09 - $41.34
(Median)
$14
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,059 - $122,556  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $19,983  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,521  
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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$44,108 - $130,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $41.34  
   
Overtime
$20.99 - $80.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$489.36 - $19,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,521  
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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$44,108 - $130,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 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


Environmental Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Lucky workers who know Environmental Consulting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 76 percent above average. Regulatory Compliance and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 76 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and 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.


Environmental Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. For Environmental Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $92K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $107K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,082

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With a pay rate for Environmental Managers that is 44 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Environmental Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+29 percent), Atlanta (+22 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Raleigh (+13 percent). Environmental Managers in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 47 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Tampa and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Environmental Manager Salaries



National Average
$80,000



Skills That Affect Environmental Manager Salaries

Environmental Consulting
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Environmental Compliance
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National Average
$80,000

Microsoft Excel
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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