Senior Environmental Consultants who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than two-thirds of Senior Environmental Consultants. Pay fluctuates from $59K to $117K per year, but expected earnings average $79K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by geography and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Senior Environmental Consultants (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Senior Environmental Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$59,344 - $116,485
(Median)
$59K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,137
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$18.12 - $64.56
(Median)
$18
$34
$65
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,344 - $116,485  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$59,015 - $117,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $64.56  
   
Overtime
$31.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$242.40 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$59,015 - $117,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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 imply that Senior Environmental Consultants put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, Environmental Consulting, and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis. Those familiar with Environmental Consulting also tend to 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $59K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $74K. Senior Environmental Consultants bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $106K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,323

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For Senior Environmental Consultants, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Senior Environmental Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+18 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). In Washington, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries



National Average
$80,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Consultant Salaries


Environmental Compliance
up arrow 4%

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 2%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$80,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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