An Environmental Specialist earns an average salary of $50,855 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Technical Writing, Project Management, Data Analysis, and Environmental Compliance. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Environmental Specialist Total Pay (?
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$35,380 - $81,150
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MEDIAN: $50,855
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Environmental Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.98 - $33.24
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,380 - $81,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,448  
Profit Sharing
$6.30 - $4,848  
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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$32,731 - $82,296  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 500
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $33.24  
   
Overtime
$17.58 - $47.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,448  
   
Profit Sharing
$6.30 - $4,848  
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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$32,731 - $82,296  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 500
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Tulsa
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Houston
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Oklahoma City
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Denver
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Seattle
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National Average
$49,000
New York
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Nashville
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Experience Affects Environmental Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%
National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 20%
Environmental Consulting
up arrow 3%
National Average
$49,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 14%
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Gender
Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%
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