Just below 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 $45K to $131K per year, and the average comes out to $80K annually. Total cash earnings of Environmental Managers range from $45K on the low end to $131K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $15K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Environmental Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Environmental Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men.

$48,268 - $124,097
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MEDIAN: $80,258
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$13.16 - $38.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,268 - $124,097  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $19,998  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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$44,552 - $130,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 455
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$13.16 - $38.78  
   
Overtime
$21.70 - $81.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$200.00 - $19,998  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,456  
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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$44,552 - $130,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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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Environmental Managers who go on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Environmental Health & Safety Manager, an upper-level role, pays $75K.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Manager


Environmental Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know Environmental Consulting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 75 percent above average. Project Management and Regulatory Compliance are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 75 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management. Most people familiar with 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. For Environmental Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $93K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $106K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,847

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For Environmental Managers, Chicago 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 Houston (+28 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Raleigh (+12 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Environmental Managers is geography, with workers in Indianapolis earning a whopping 48 percent below the national average. Employers in Tampa and Salt Lake City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (24 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Environmental Manager

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Environmental Manager Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Environmental Manager Salaries

Environmental Consulting
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National Average
$81,000


People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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