Environmental Specialist Salary

An Environmental Specialist earns an average salary of $52,461 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Regulatory Compliance and Project Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$13.32 - $29.85

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,538 - $81,488  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,599  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,525  
Total Pay (?
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$34,787 - $83,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 598
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Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $29.85  
   
Overtime
$21.13 - $44.85  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,599  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,525  
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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$34,787 - $83,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Job Description for Environmental Specialist

An environmental specialist is in charge of enforcing and regulating the containment and disposal of hazardous materials.They help ensure that federal, state, and local regulations are followed, as well as perform environmental studies to determine the effects of pollution on the local environment. If a violation occurs, the environmental specialist must perform follow-up interviews and studies to ensure that the offending party corrects the situation and assess the effects on the environment. The environmental specialist must pay attention to detail and be well organized, as they are in charge of keeping inspection logs and submitting summaries of their inspection logs; these skills are also important for keeping accurate inventory records for hazardous materials and chemicals.

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Environmental Specialist Tasks

  • Conduct chemical inventories, audits, and inspections of facilities.
  • Coordinate with a team of environmental specialists to support the overall facility compliance process.
  • Design, develop, and execute the environmental management system.
  • Monitor waste storage programs across all sites and ensure waste streams are managed in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.

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Experience Affects Environmental Specialist Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Specialist Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
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Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$50,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Environmental Consulting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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