Environmental Specialist Salary

An Environmental Specialist earns an average salary of $54,240 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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$36,101 - $88,197
$36K
$54K
$88K
MEDIAN: $54,234
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$11.08 - $27.76
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$0$88K
Salary $36,101 - $88,197
Bonus $0.00 - $10,462
Profit Sharing $167.87 - $8,054
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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$31,786 - $86,749
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 510
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $11.08 - $27.76
Overtime $14.62 - $43.13
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,462
Profit Sharing $167.87 - $8,054
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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$31,786 - $86,749
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 205

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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 by Experience Level for Environmental Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 389 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Environmental Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 148 salaries. An Environmental Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,597

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Environmental Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Specialist?

Environmental Specialist in Denver:
Pros: The hours I work and who I work with.
Cons: The weather and not being able to work when the weather is bad.

Environmental Specialist in Baton Rouge:
"Challenging but rewarding."
Pros: People interaction.
Cons: Uninformed Management.

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Key Stats for Environmental Specialist

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Environmental Specialist Salaries

▲45%

▲27%

▲17%

National Average
$51,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Environmental Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 10%
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