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Environmental Project Manager Salary

With around three in five 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 $43K to $98K per year and averages out to $67K annually. Total incomes of Environmental Project Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $14K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $43K and $98K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than half of Environmental Project Managers (67 percent) survey respondents are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,953 - $97,501
(Median)
$42K
$67K
$98K
MEDIAN: $66,506
10%
50%
90%

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$19.57 - $34.63
(Median)
$20
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,953 - $97,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,312  
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $13,809  
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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$43,056 - $98,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $34.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,312  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.97 - $13,809  
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).
)
$43,056 - $98,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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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Environmental Project Managers only report a few specific skills. Project Management and Environmental Consulting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Environmental Consulting tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Project 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 Project Managers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $47K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $64K on average. For Environmental Project Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Environmental Project Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $95K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$67,000

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%