Senior Environmental Engineer Salary

Senior Environmental Engineers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and four in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $94K per year, but may range from $76K to $126K per year. In the world of Senior Environmental Engineers, overall income ranges from $76K near the bottom to $126K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $30K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Environmental Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$73,642 - $121,476
$74K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,712
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$73,642 - $121,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,590  
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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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$76,472 - $125,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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Job Description for Senior Environmental Engineer

Senior environmental engineers lead a variety of environmental and/or engineering projects for their organization. They work with facilities to ensure that their environmental projects meet all requirements set by the government and their organization. These engineers must develop and communicate goal and expectations with their team, providing guidance, feedback, and discipline to subordinates as necessary. Additionally, they help guide their organization's interactions with state, local, and federal agencies. Senior environmental engineers are also responsible for making sure that projects under their supervision are finished within budget limitations and within deadlines. They provide presentations to management for ongoing projects as necessary.

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Senior Environmental Engineer Tasks

  • Monitor environmental sites, doing inspections and assessing risk to formulate data and reports.
  • Research, suggest, develop, and establish economically feasible solutions for environmental site improvements.
  • Counsel team members, maintain contact with vendors, and act as Project Manager for various projects.
  • Formulate recommendations based on area development and potential pollution risks.

Common Career Paths for Senior Environmental Engineer


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Many Senior Environmental Engineers move into Environmental Manager roles. Environmental Managers seem to make a little less than Senior Environmental Engineers as their salaries average out to $81K a year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Environmental Engineer


Survey results suggest that Senior Environmental Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Title V Permitting, Environmental Consulting, Regulatory Compliance, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Environmental Consulting indicates knowledge of Engineering Design and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Environmental Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Environmental Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Environmental Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Environmental Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Senior Environmental Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 70 salaries. A Senior Environmental Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,815

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

Home to some of the best pay for Senior Environmental Engineers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Senior Environmental Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+8 percent). In Milwaukee, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Washington (11 percent lower) and Seattle (6 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Environmental Engineer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Engineer Salaries

▲11%

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National Average
$97,000

▼12%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Engineer Salaries

Title V Permitting
▲15%


Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$97,000




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%
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