Senior Environmental Consultant Salary

Senior Environmental Consultants in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $78K annually, but may range from $57K to $119K per year. Total cash compensation for Senior Environmental Consultants runs from $57K to $119K 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 and the particular employer. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction for Senior Environmental Consultants is high. Male Senior Environmental Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,721 - $112,497
(Median)
$56K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,463
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$23.27 - $77.28
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$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 familiar with 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. Senior Environmental Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. Senior Environmental Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,451

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Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Environmental Consultants, 25 percent higher than the national average. Senior Environmental Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Washington.

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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries



National Average
$80,000


Entry-Level
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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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