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Senior Environmental Consultant Salary (United States)

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 $53K to $121K per year and averages out to $77K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Environmental Consultants bottoms out near $53K and approaches $121K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $18K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men working as Senior Environmental Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Senior Environmental Consultant Salary (?
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$51,897 - $111,500
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MEDIAN: $77,020
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Senior Environmental Consultant Salary (?
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$24.20 - $107.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,897 - $111,500  
   
Bonus
$519 - $12,337  
Profit Sharing
$30.77 - $17,540  
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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$53,194 - $121,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.20 - $107.66  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $64.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$519 - $12,337  
   
Profit Sharing
$30.77 - $17,540  
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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$53,194 - $121,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Technical Analysis, Technical Writing, Regulatory Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. The majority of those 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.
For many Senior Environmental Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $76K. For Senior Environmental Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $93K.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Minneapolis
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Seattle
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National Average
$80,000
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Home to some of the best pay for Senior Environmental Consultants, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Senior Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+17 percent), Boston (+16 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and San Francisco (+3 percent). Washington ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

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$80,000
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
$80,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%