Senior Environmental Consultant Salary

Senior Environmental Consultants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to two-thirds of Senior Environmental Consultants. Salaries average out to around $81K annually and spread from $57K to $116K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but geography and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$58,471 - $115,742
$58K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,638
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$17.88 - $63.62
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$64
MEDIAN: $33.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,471 - $115,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
Total Pay (?
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$57,042 - $116,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.88 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$43.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
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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$57,042 - $116,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

  • Conduct environmental impact assessments and audits, documenting recommendations.
  • Collect data, calculate algorithms, and build models for predicting environmental situations.
  • Write reports and document change in environmental and site variables.
  • Liaise with clients, senior management, and engineers to guide appropriate actions.
  • Create bids and proposals to execute recommendations and meet regulations.

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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 Environmental Compliance, Project Management, Environmental Consulting, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis. Those educated in Environmental Consulting tend to be well versed in Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Environmental Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Senior Environmental Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Environmental Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Environmental Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Senior Environmental Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 45 salaries. A Senior Environmental Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,324

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

For Senior Environmental Consultants, Houston provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Senior Environmental Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+19 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Minneapolis (+15 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Washington ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Senior Environmental Consultant

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

▲31%

▲4%

National Average
$81,000

▼11%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 15%