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Senior Environmental Consultant Salary

More than two-thirds of Senior Environmental Consultants in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $56K to $120K per year, but median earnings come to around $78K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $18K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Environmental Consultants can bottom out near $56K or peak near $120K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Senior Environmental Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Senior Environmental Consultants (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,960 - $112,830
(Median)
$54K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,673
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$25.03 - $110.00
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$25
$39
$110
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,960 - $112,830  
   
Bonus
$520 - $12,261  
Profit Sharing
$30.52 - $17,687  
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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$56,366 - $119,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$25.03 - $110.00  
   
Overtime
$25.35 - $65.36  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$520 - $12,261  
   
Profit Sharing
$30.52 - $17,687  
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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$56,366 - $119,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Senior Environmental Consultant

Senior environmental consultants are responsible for all aspects of site-specific compliance with environmental laws, rules, and regulations from state and federal agencies. These consultants provide assistance to subcontractors and other outside clients and are responsible for maintaining and developing their organization’s relationships with these clients to ensure future consulting work. They provide oversight on projects for clients, ensuring that all activities meet the specific compliance requirements dictated by law; they also examine construction proposals submitted by clients for regulatory issues and make recommendations regarding changes prior to the start of construction. Senior environmental consultants also establish an environmental compliance budget and schedule for their client’s project. Once ground is broken, senior environmental consultants make site visits the maintain oversight and ensure their initial compliance plans are being implemented.

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Senior Environmental Consultant Tasks

  • Liaise with clients, senior management, and engineers to guide appropriate actions.
  • Create bids and proposals to execute recommendations and meet regulations.
  • Write reports and document change in environmental and site variables.
  • Conduct environmental impact assessments and audits, documenting recommendations.
  • Collect data, calculate algorithms, and build models for predicting environmental situations.

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Popular Skills for Senior Environmental Consultant


Survey results imply that Senior Environmental Consultants put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Technical Analysis, Technical Writing, Regulatory Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Most people experienced in Environmental Consulting also know Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Environmental Consultant

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Senior Environmental Consultants. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. For Senior Environmental Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $93K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries



National Average
$81,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries


Technical Analysis
up arrow 6%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 2%

Environmental Compliance
0%

National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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