Senior Environmental Consultant Salary

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 $57K to $122K per year and averages out to $78K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Environmental Consultants approaches anywhere from $57K on the lower end to $122K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $18K from profit sharing. While the particular city and the individual firm impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. The majority of Senior Environmental Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,414 - $113,612

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$24.79 - $111.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,414 - $113,612  
   
Bonus
$500 - $12,360  
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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$57,442 - $121,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.79 - $111.50  
   
Overtime
$21.98 - $47.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$500 - $12,360  
   
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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$57,442 - $121,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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


Survey results suggest that Senior Environmental Consultants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Technical Analysis, Technical Writing, Project Management, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $62K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $82K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Environmental Consultants will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Senior Environmental Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Washington is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries



National Average
$81,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 8%




Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

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 73 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
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