Environmental Project Manager Salary

With approximately three in five of Environmental Project Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Environmental Project Managers is $65K annually and can range from $43K on the lower end to $98K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation for Environmental Project Managers runs from $43K to $98K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Environmental Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Male Environmental Project Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,733 - $97,339

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$19.57 - $34.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,733 - $97,339  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
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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$43,196 - $98,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
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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$43,196 - $98,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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


Professional skills reported by Environmental Project Managers are few in number. 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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $63K on average. On average, Environmental Project Managers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $95K on average.

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Experience Affects Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Project Management
0%

National Average
$65,000

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 3%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
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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