An Environmental Specialist earns an average salary of $53,506 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Regulatory Compliance. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$36,786 - $88,567
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MEDIAN: $53,506
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,786 - $88,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,500  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $7,799  
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$32,457 - $86,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 492
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Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $27.18  
   
Overtime
$12.50 - $41.56  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$961 - $7,799  
Total Pay (?
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$32,457 - $86,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $50,115

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Experience Affects Environmental Specialist Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Specialist Salaries




Environmental Consulting
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$50,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 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: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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