Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

Environmental Protection Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $65K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Environmental Protection Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Environmental Protection Specialists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,721 - $93,152
$42K
$65K
$93K
MEDIAN: $65,282
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50%
90%

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$16.68 - $35.61
$28
MEDIAN: $28.00
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$0$93K
Salary $41,721 - $93,152
Bonus $1,200
Total Pay (?
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$39,533 - $91,430
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $28.00
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $1,200
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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$39,533 - $91,430
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.

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Environmental Protection Specialist Tasks

  • Collect, analyze, and report environmental data, communicating environmental impact and prevention methods internally and externally.
  • Prepare, process, and review environmental permits and licenses.
  • Advise and train personnel on environmental standards and procedures.
  • Respond to complaints and violations of environmental health regulations.
  • Make environmental standard and ensure compliance through audits or inspections.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Protection Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Protection Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Protection Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Environmental Protection Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 14 salaries. An Environmental Protection Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Environmental Protection Specialist

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 4%