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Environmental Specialist Salary

An Environmental Specialist earns an average salary of $52,217 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$36,618 - $81,660
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,216
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$11.84 - $30.54
(Median)
$12
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,618 - $81,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,115  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $5,081  
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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$34,685 - $83,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 570
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $30.54  
   
Overtime
$20.96 - $46.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,115  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $5,081  
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).
)
$34,685 - $83,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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.

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Experience Affects Environmental Specialist Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Specialist Salaries



Environmental Consulting
0%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$50,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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