Senior Environmental Consultant Salary

Senior Environmental Consultants in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $57K to $122K per year, median earnings come to $78K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Environmental Consultants stretch from $57K on the lower end to $122K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the individual firm. There are more male Senior Environmental Consultants than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 60 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Environmental Consultants. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,944 - $114,431
(Median)
$55K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,818
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$24.90 - $110.74
(Median)
$25
$37
$110
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,944 - $114,431  
   
Bonus
$501 - $12,352  
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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$57,038 - $122,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.90 - $110.74  
   
Overtime
$21.98 - $47.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$501 - $12,352  
   
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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$57,038 - $122,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 suggest that Senior Environmental Consultants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Technical Analysis, Technical Writing, Project Management, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Most people familiar with 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.


For many Senior Environmental Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. On average, Senior Environmental Consultants make $82K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $93K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Environmental Consultants in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Senior Environmental Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+22 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Washington is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries



National Average
$81,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

Technical Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Environmental Consulting
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Environmental Compliance
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National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
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