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Environmental Project Manager Salary

With just below two-thirds 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 $44K to $98K per year and averages out to $66K annually. In the world of Environmental Project Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $44K and $98K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $14K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. There are more male Environmental Project Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Environmental Project Managers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$42,691 - $97,150
(Median)
$43K
$66K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,192
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$18.38 - $34.32
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$18
$27
$34
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,691 - $97,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,187  
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $14,191  
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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$43,721 - $97,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $34.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.13  
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 - $7,187  
   
Profit Sharing
$443.85 - $14,191  
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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$43,721 - $97,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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Typical Environmental Project Managers report a focused set of job skills. Project Management and Environmental Consulting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Environmental Consulting. It is not unusual for someone who knows Environmental Consulting to be familiar with Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Project Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Environmental Project Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $47K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $61K. Environmental Project Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $69K. Environmental Project Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $94K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Environmental Project Manager Salaries

Project Management
0%

National Average
$66,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%