Environmental Project Manager Salary

Just under three-fifths of Environmental Project Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $43K to $99K per year, and the average comes out to $65K per year. Total cash compensation to Environmental Project Managers approaches anywhere from $43K on the lower end to $99K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Environmental Project Managers (63 percent) survey respondents. 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 in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,563 - $96,971
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,561
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90%

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$20.31 - $48.29
(Median)
$20
$26
$48
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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


Environmental Project Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Environmental Consulting, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $49K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $64K. Environmental Project Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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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