With more than half of Environmental Project Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $45K to $101K per year and averages out to $66K per year. Final cash compensation to Environmental Project Managers varies from around $45K to approximately $101K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $4K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Environmental Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn vision coverage. Men working as Environmental Project Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$42,704 - $97,609
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$43K
$66K
$98K
MEDIAN: $66,154
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$20.27 - $49.66
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$26
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,704 - $97,609  
   
Bonus
$254.34 - $8,223  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$44,867 - $101,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$22.85 - $55.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$254.34 - $8,223  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$44,867 - $101,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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

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Popular Skills for Environmental Project Manager


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

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Project Manager

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


Environmental Project Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $52K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $68K. For Environmental Project Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $97K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,692

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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 (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 32 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Albany and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (22 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%



National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Environmental Compliance
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Environmental Consulting
0%

National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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