Senior Environmental Engineer Salary

Senior Environmental Engineers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — four in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $76K to $123K per year, median earnings come to $94K annually. In the world of Senior Environmental Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $76K and $123K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $30K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Environmental Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$73,177 - $120,225
$73K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,711
10%
50%
90%

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$44.33 - $53.00
$47
MEDIAN: $46.79
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,177 - $120,225  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,590  
Total Pay (?
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$75,824 - $123,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$46.79  
   
Overtime
$32.53 - $50.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,590  
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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$75,824 - $123,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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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Although many Senior Environmental Engineers transition into Environmental Manager roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $81K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Environmental Engineer


Senior Environmental Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set 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. Most people who know Environmental Consulting also know 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: $96,874

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

For Senior Environmental Engineers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Environmental Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Milwaukee, which sits 12 percent below the national average. 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
24 %
Male
76 %

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
47%
20 years or more
34%
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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
▼0%

National Average
$97,000




Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 7%
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