Environmental Project Manager Salary

Environmental Project Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately half of Environmental Project Managers. Pay fluctuates from $45K to $99K per year, but expected earnings average $66K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Environmental Project Managers can bottom out near $45K or peak near $99K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Environmental Project Managers (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Environmental Project Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,918 - $96,340
$43K
$66K
$96K
MEDIAN: $65,801
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$20.20 - $50.68
$20
$27
$51
MEDIAN: $26.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$42,918 - $96,340  
   
Bonus
$249.17 - $8,027  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,945  
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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$44,987 - $99,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.20 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $52.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$249.17 - $8,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,945  
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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$44,987 - $99,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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 Environmental Compliance, Project Management, and Environmental Consulting 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

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Project Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Project Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 73 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Project Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Environmental Project Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 95 salaries. An Environmental Project Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,173

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Environmental Project Managers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Environmental Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 21 percent less in Albany and 12 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Environmental Project Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Environmental Project Manager Salaries

▲38%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$66,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Environmental Project Manager Salaries



Environmental Consulting
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%