Average Environmental Planner Salary

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The average salary for an Environmental Planner is $58,240.
MEDIAN $58,240
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$43k - $87k
$495 - $5k
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$725 - $5k
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$42k - $84k

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Job Description for Environmental Planner

Environmental Planner Tasks
  • Write environmental assessments and conduct studies to determine impacts and constraints.
  • Evaluate project plans to identify obstacles and opportunities.
  • Explain and enforce legal and environmental regulations.
  • Monitor and evaluate mitigation plans and remediation.
The top respondents for the job title Environmental Planner are from the companies CH2M Hill, Swca Environmental Consultants, Inc. and Caltrans. Reported salaries are highest at Aecom Corporation where the average pay is $73,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CH2M Hill and Swca Environmental Consultants, Inc., earning around $66,716 and $64,204, respectively. ICF International pays the lowest at around $50,976. Caltrans and Environmental Science Associates also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $53,123 and $53,513, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Environmental Planner. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Environmental Planner
Senior Environmental Scientist
Environmental Consultant
Urban Planner
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Environmental Planner

Skills in Environmental Consulting and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Compliance and Technical Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Planner

An entry-level Environmental Planner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,061 based on 92 salaries. An early career Environmental Planner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,258 based on 182 salaries. A mid-career Environmental Planner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,516 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Environmental Planner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,689 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,000.
Employees with Environmental Planner in their job title in Oakland, California earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (15.3% more) and Denver, Colorado (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (15.3% less), Sacramento, California (9.7% less) and Los Angeles, California (7.2% less).

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