Manager Environmental Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Manager Environmentals in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $46K to $147K per year, but median earnings come to around $77K per year. The majority of Manager Environmentals (68 percent) survey respondents are male. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,886 - $144,211
MEDIAN: $77,026

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$46,886 - $144,211  
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$45,835 - $147,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Manager Environmental

  • Oversee health and safety aspects of acquisitions, mergers, new product lines, and remediation.
  • Audit and work with departments to improve safety both routinely and directly following accidents, spills, or other hazards.
  • Create safety policies and standards that meet or exceed required guidelines.
  • Participate in water, air, ergonomic, solid waste, and hazardous materials handling processes, permits, and evaluations.

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At the upper end, Manager Environmentals who move into an Environmental Health & Safety Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Environmental Health & Safety Directors is a much higher $103K per year.

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Manager Environmentals usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Environmental Compliance and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 14 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $48K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $65K. Manager Environmentals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $85K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $115K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Environmental Compliance
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Project Management
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 3%