Senior Environmental Consultant Salary

With somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths 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 $57K to $122K per year and averages out to $78K annually. Total cash compensation for Senior Environmental Consultants runs from $57K to $122K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $18K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Senior Environmental Consultants are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$54,944 - $114,431
(Median)
$55K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,984
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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 - $12,344  
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: 20 Jun 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 - $12,344  
   
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: 20 Jun 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 show that Senior Environmental Consultants use a fair number of 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 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $82K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Environmental Consultants, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 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 (+14 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Washington.

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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
up arrow 8%




Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

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
5%
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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