Environmental Project Manager Salary

Environmental Project Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $65K per year on average but can range from $43K to $98K per year. In the world of Environmental Project Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $14K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $43K and $98K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Environmental Project Managers (64 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,457 - $96,420
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$96K
MEDIAN: $64,981
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90%

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$19.57 - $34.63
(Median)
$20
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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
$41,457 - $96,420  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,708  
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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$42,796 - $97,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $34.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.94  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,708  
   
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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$42,796 - $97,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Popular Skills for Environmental Project Manager


Survey takers who work as Environmental Project Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Environmental Consulting, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Environmental Compliance and Environmental Consulting. Most people experienced in Environmental Consulting also know Environmental Compliance.

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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $63K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. Environmental Project Managers bring in $69K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $95K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Project Management
0%

National Average
$65,000

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 3%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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