Senior Environmental Consultant Salary

With just below two-thirds of Senior Environmental Consultants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $60K to $117K per year and averages out to $82K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Senior Environmental Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Senior Environmental Consultants (67 percent) who took the survey are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$62,205 - $115,863
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$82K
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MEDIAN: $81,625
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$17.82 - $49.32
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$0$117K
Salary $62,205 - $115,863
Bonus $0.00 - $9,967
Profit Sharing $2,700
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$60,142 - $117,496
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $17.82 - $49.32
Overtime $43.84
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,967
Profit Sharing $2,700
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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$60,142 - $117,496
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Senior Environmental Consultant


Senior Environmental Consultants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Environmental Compliance, Project Management, Environmental Consulting, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis, Technical Analysis, and Technical Writing. The majority of those who know Environmental Consulting also know Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Environmental Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Environmental Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Environmental Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Environmental Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Senior Environmental Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 45 salaries. A Senior Environmental Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,587

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Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Environmental Consultants, 21 percent above the national average. Senior Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+17 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Washington.

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Key Stats for Senior Environmental Consultant

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

▲29%

▲2%

National Average
$83,000

▼12%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 15%
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