Environmental Specialist Salary

An Environmental Specialist earns an average salary of $53,821 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management and Regulatory Compliance. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$36,528 - $87,911
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$54K
$88K
MEDIAN: $53,821
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$10.70 - $28.06
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MEDIAN: $18.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,528 - $87,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,261  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,799  
Total Pay (?
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$31,886 - $86,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $28.06  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $47.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,261  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,799  
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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$31,886 - $86,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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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

  • 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.
  • Conduct chemical inventories, audits, and inspections of facilities.
  • Coordinate with a team of environmental specialists to support the overall facility compliance process.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,679

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Key Stats for Environmental Specialist

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Environmental Specialist Salaries

▲47%

▲26%

▲15%

National Average
$51,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Environmental Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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