Environmental Project Manager Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths 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 $99K per year and averages out to $65K annually. Total incomes of Environmental Project Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $43K and $99K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Male Environmental Project Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Environmental Project Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,563 - $96,971
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,561
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$20.31 - $48.29
(Median)
$20
$26
$48
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,563 - $96,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,349  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $12,365  
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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$42,880 - $98,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 341
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.31 - $48.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,349  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $12,365  
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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$42,880 - $98,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Environmental Consulting, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people skilled in Environmental Consulting are similarly competent in 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $49K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $64K. Environmental Project Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $92K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%


National Average
$65,000



Skills That Affect Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 1%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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