Environmental Project Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with about one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $66K per year on average but can range from $45K to $100K per year. Final cash compensation to Environmental Project Managers varies from around $45K to approximately $100K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $4K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Environmental Project Managers is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Environmental Project Managers making up 51 percent of survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,555 - $96,325
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$20.27 - $50.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$42,555 - $96,325  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,945  
Total Pay (?
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$44,612 - $99,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $50.81  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $55.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$251.68 - $8,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,945  
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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$44,612 - $99,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Environmental Project Manager

Exact duties for environmental project managers vary from job to job, but common tasks include investigating environmental situations, creating risk assessments, coordinating remediation designs, and conducting safety studies. Employees generally work in small teams for each project, and reporting to managers and coordinating with local government workers may also be necessary. Because of this, oral and written communication are highly important to be successful in the role.

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Environmental Project Manager Tasks

  • Oversee the development and implementation of solutions to environmental problems.
  • Work involves understanding the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and statistics.
  • Often works with teams consisting of environmental scientists, Hydrologists, Geologists, and various Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Project Manager


Typical Environmental Project Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Environmental Compliance, and Environmental Consulting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Environmental Consulting also tend to know Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Project Manager

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


For many Environmental Project Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $51K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. Environmental Project Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $95K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,457

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Environmental Project Managers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Environmental Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Environmental Project Managers in Indianapolis earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 21 percent less in Albany and 12 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Environmental Project Manager

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Project Manager Salaries



Environmental Consulting
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National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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