Environmental Manager Salary

With just below two-thirds of Environmental Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $46K to $133K per year and averages out to $82K per year. Total incomes of Environmental Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $133K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Environmental Managers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Male Environmental Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,093 - $125,343
$50K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,583
10%
50%
90%

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$13.06 - $43.82
$13
$22
$44
MEDIAN: $21.99
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$0$134K
Salary $50,093 - $125,343
Bonus $100.90 - $19,741
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,033
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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$48,461 - $134,999
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 421
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $13.06 - $43.82
Overtime $21.53 - $64.34
Annual Data $0$134K
Bonus $100.90 - $19,741
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,033
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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$48,461 - $134,999
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

Job Description for Environmental Manager

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 and fields. For example, environmental managers in manufacturing might work to reduce carbon emissions and improve the health of the land around a factory. Environmental managers in new home or commercial construction might seek to incorporate sustainably sourced materials and eco-friendly building practices.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Manager


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Environmental Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Environmental Health & Safety Manager. Median pay for Environmental Health & Safety Managers is $75K.

Environmental Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Manager


Popular Skills for Environmental Manager


Environmental Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Environmental Consulting command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 71 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Environmental Compliance indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Manager

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Environmental Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 194 salaries. An Environmental Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 137 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,927

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

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Environmental Managers, 39 percent higher than the national average. Environmental Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+31 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), Raleigh (+6 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 49 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Salt Lake City (26 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Environmental Manager

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Environmental Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲11%

National Average
$84,000

▼11%

▼36%

Skills That Affect Environmental Manager Salaries

Environmental Consulting
▲68%



National Average
$84,000



People Management
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 7%