Senior Environmental Consultants who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to two-thirds of Senior Environmental Consultants. Pay fluctuates from $57K to $117K per year, but expected earnings average $80K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the specific company. Most Senior Environmental Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. 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 information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,288 - $116,267
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MEDIAN: $80,214
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$17.88 - $63.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,288 - $116,267  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
Total Pay (?
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$57,138 - $116,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.88 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$31.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,863  
   
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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$57,138 - $116,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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


Survey results suggest that Senior Environmental Consultants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Environmental Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Consulting, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis. Most people who know 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.


Senior Environmental Consultants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $60K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $72K. On average, Senior Environmental Consultants make $84K following one to two decades on the job. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $107K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,055

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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 (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+15 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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Key Stats for Senior Environmental Consultant

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries



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$81,000


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Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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