The average salary for an Environmental Manager is $83,052.
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As companies seek to address environmental concerns related to their business operations, environmental managers are increasingly important, particularly in large corporations. Environmental managers are tasked with oversight of companies’ overall environmental friendliness. These managers seek to increase “green” practices by developing business initiatives that increase environmental friendliness, then putting them in place and monitoring success. Environmental managers work in many sectors an…Read more
Environmental Manager Tasks
- Create safety policies and standards that meet or exceed required guidelines.
- Participate in water, air, ergonomic, solid waste, and hazardous materials handling processes, permits, and evaluations.
- Oversee health and safety aspects of acquisitions, mergers, new product lines, and remediation.
- Audit and work with departments to improve safety both routinely and directly following accidents, spills, or other hazards.
The top respondents for the job title Environmental Manager are from the companies Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Cemex, Inc. and Tyson Foods, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Koch Industries, Inc. where the average pay is $111,839. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Florim and Tyson Foods, Inc., earning around $91,475 and $87,692, respectively. Indiana Department of Environmental Management pays the lowest at around $39,304. Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Cemex, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,106 and $85,000, respectively.
Skills in Environmental Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management and Environmental Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.
An entry-level Environmental Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,045 based on 14 salaries. An early career Environmental Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,884 based on 123 salaries. A mid-career Environmental Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,303 based on 146 salaries. An experienced Environmental Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,424 based on 226 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,588.
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Employees with Environmental Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (16.0% more) and Hartford, Connecticut (10.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (51.8% less), Seattle, Washington (3.7% less) and Denver, Colorado (2.0% less).
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