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Environmental Specialist Salary

An Environmental Specialist earns an average salary of $51,966 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Environmental Compliance and Project Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$36,376 - $81,548
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$36K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,965
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$12.15 - $32.44
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$19
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,376 - $81,548  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,748  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $5,093  
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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$34,609 - $83,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 495
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $32.44  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $44.04  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,748  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $5,093  
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).
)
$34,609 - $83,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Specialist

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Experience Affects Environmental Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Specialist Salaries



Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Environmental Consulting
0%

National Average
$50,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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