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Environmental Planner Salary (United States)

An Environmental Planner earns an average salary of $55,404 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Environmental Planner Salary (?
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$39,420 - $78,927
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MEDIAN: $55,403
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Environmental Planner Salary (?
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$18.45 - $37.22
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,420 - $78,927  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $6,020  
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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$39,725 - $79,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.45 - $37.22  
   
Overtime
$21.52 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,575  
   
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $6,020  
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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$39,725 - $79,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Environmental Planner

Environmental planners help provide data and make decisions related to environmental issues for their organization. Their responsibilities include providing support, guidance, and review for the various projects under their supervision. They develop and maintain quality control methods, including the creation of detailed reports and collection of data. Project management responsibilities are sometimes included as well, ranging from budget tracking to building schedules. Environmental planners coordinate with various agencies, engineers, designers, and other related workers in the field. Some positions may also require employees to make presentations on behalf of the organization as well. Environmental planners must stay up to date on relevant environmental regulations, standards, and best practices. The majority of the environmental planners' work takes place in an office environment, although travel to work sites is occasionally required.
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Environmental Planner Tasks
  • Explain and enforce legal and environmental regulations.
  • Monitor and evaluate mitigation plans and remediation.
  • Write environmental assessments and conduct studies to determine impacts and constraints.
  • Evaluate project plans to identify obstacles and opportunities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Planner

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$55,000
Denver
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Experience Affects Environmental Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%
National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Planner Salaries

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 2%
Environmental Consulting
up arrow 1%
National Average
$55,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%