Roughly four in five of Senior Environmental Engineers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $75K to $125K per year, and the average comes out to $93K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $29K, overall incomes of Senior Environmental Engineers spread between $75K and $125K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Environmental Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Senior Environmental Engineers survey respondents are men (71 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$71,860 - $121,104
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MEDIAN: $92,552
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$71,860 - $121,104  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,361  
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$74,604 - $124,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136

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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.

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Popular Skills for Senior Environmental Engineer


Senior Environmental Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Title V Permitting, Environmental Consulting, Regulatory Compliance, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Environmental Consulting also know Engineering Design and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Environmental Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Senior Environmental Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $78K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $85K. Senior Environmental Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $96K. Senior Environmental Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $109K.

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Key Stats for Senior Environmental Engineer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Engineer Salaries



National Average
$96,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Engineer Salaries

Title V Permitting
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Regulatory Compliance
0%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$96,000


Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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