Environmental Manager Salary

Approximately 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 $47K to $133K per year, and the average comes out to $79K annually. Final cash compensation to Environmental Managers varies from around $47K to approximately $133K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $17K and $19K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Environmental Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Environmental Managers is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,604 - $122,066

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$15.51 - $43.12

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,604 - $122,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,141  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $19,271  
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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$47,382 - $133,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 702
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $43.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,141  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $19,271  
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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$47,382 - $133,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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

  • 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 $74K a year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Manager


Environmental Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Environmental Consulting, Project Management, Environmental Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Environmental Compliance are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Environmental Managers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $58K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $73K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $86K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $101K.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Environmental Managers, 43 percent above the national average. Environmental Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+42 percent), Hartford (+17 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and San Francisco (+6 percent). Environmental Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Environmental Managers in Indianapolis bring in salaries that are 30 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tampa (24 percent lower) and Salt Lake City (15 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Environmental Manager Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Environmental Manager Salaries

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 12%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$81,000


People Management
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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