Senior Environmental Engineer Salary

With nearly four in five of Senior Environmental Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Environmental Engineers is $94K annually and can range from $74K on the lower end to $122K per year near the higher end. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $29K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Environmental Engineers can bottom out near $74K or peak near $122K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Senior Environmental Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Senior Environmental Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$72,192 - $119,422
$72K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,610
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50%
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$44.77 - $50.97
$48
MEDIAN: $47.61
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$0$122K
Salary $72,192 - $119,422
Bonus $0.00 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $29,361
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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$74,057 - $122,277
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $47.61
Overtime $32.53 - $50.77
Annual Data $0$122K
Bonus $0.00 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $29,361
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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$74,057 - $122,277
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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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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Senior Environmental Engineers often transition into a Environmental Manager position. Environmental Managers report a slightly lower median income of $81K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Environmental Engineer


Survey results show that Senior Environmental Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Title V Permitting, Environmental Consulting, Regulatory Compliance, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Environmental Consulting are, more often than not, also skilled in 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: $97,315

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

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Environmental Engineers, 33 percent above the national average. Senior Environmental Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+8 percent). Milwaukee ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Washington and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

Senior Environmental Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Environmental Engineer?

Senior Environmental Engineer in Al-Dawhah (Doha):
"Middle East."
Basically...companies under the kafala system hace the power to not release you from your present employment and will hang this aspect over your head while in Qatar. Work for companies that provide performance pay.

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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 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
34%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Environmental Engineer Salaries

▲11%

National Average
$97,000

▼1%

▼12%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Senior Environmental Engineer Salaries

Title V Permitting
▲14%


Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$97,000




Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 8%
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