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Senior Environmental Consultant Salary

Senior Environmental Consultants in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $58K to $120K per year, median earnings come to $78K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Environmental Consultants stretch from $58K on the lower end to $120K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Environmental Consultants making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$55,293 - $113,050
(Median)
$55K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,517
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$25.16 - $109.26
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$25
$39
$110
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,293 - $113,050  
   
Bonus
$510 - $12,261  
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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$57,816 - $119,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Hourly Rate
$25.16 - $109.26  
   
Overtime
$25.35 - $65.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$510 - $12,261  
   
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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$57,816 - $119,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Technical Analysis, Technical Writing, Regulatory Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Environmental Consulting are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $77K. Senior Environmental Consultants bring in $82K after working for 10 to 20 years. Senior Environmental Consultants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $93K.

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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries



National Average
$81,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 7%




Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 2%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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