Senior Environmental Consultant Salary

Senior Environmental Consultants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Senior Environmental Consultants. Salaries average out to around $78K per year and spread from $57K to $119K per year. In the world of Senior Environmental Consultants, overall income ranges from $57K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Environmental Consultants making up 58 percent of survey respondents. The majority of Senior Environmental Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,721 - $112,497
(Median)
$56K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,463
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$23.27 - $77.28
(Median)
$23
$35
$77
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,721 - $112,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,892  
Profit Sharing
$30.20 - $17,879  
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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$57,420 - $118,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$23.27 - $77.28  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,892  
   
Profit Sharing
$30.20 - $17,879  
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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$57,420 - $118,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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


Senior Environmental Consultants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Technical Analysis, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 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.


Senior Environmental Consultants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $74K. Senior Environmental Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,451

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Environmental Consultants, Houston provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Senior Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Washington, 11 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries



National Average
$80,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 8%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 1%

Environmental Compliance
0%

National Average
$80,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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