$54,637
Avg. Salary
$18.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,562

Bonus

$2,065

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Environmental Specialist is $18.64 per hour.

The median Environmental Specialist has a base pay of $54,637. Salaries generally range from $37k to $90k. The median bonus is $2,562. Skills that can affect salary include Environmental Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management, Environmental Consulting, Data Analysis, Technical Writing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
$11.07
10%
$18.64
50%
$30.37
90%
MEDIAN $18.64
$37k
10%
$55k
50%
$90k
90%
MEDIAN $54,637
$36,856 - $89,910
$37K
$55K
$90K
MEDIAN: $54,637
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50%
90%

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$11.07 - $30.37
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MEDIAN: $18.64
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$0$89K
Salary $36,856 - $89,910
Bonus $259 - $11,498
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,644
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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$32,499 - $88,624
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,001
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $11.07 - $30.37
Hourly Tips $4.45
Overtime $16.31 - $48.37
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $259 - $11,498
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,644
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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$32,499 - $88,624
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 426

Job Description for Environmental Specialist

An environmental specialist is in charge of enforcing and regulating the containment and disposal of hazardous materials.They help ensure that federal, state, and local regulations are followed, as well as perform environmental studies to determine the effects of pollution on the local environment. If a violation occurs, the environmental specialist must perform follow-up interviews and studies to ensure that the offending party corrects the situation and assess the effects on the environment. The environmental specialist must pay attention to detail and be well organized, as they are in charge of keeping inspection logs and submitting summaries of their inspection logs; these skills are also important for keeping accurate inventory records for hazardous materials and chemicals.

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Environmental Specialist Tasks
  • Design, develop, and execute the environmental management system.
  • Monitor waste storage programs across all sites and ensure waste streams are managed in compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.
  • Conduct chemical inventories, audits, and inspections of facilities.
  • Coordinate with a team of environmental specialists to support the overall facility compliance process.

Environmental Specialist Pay By Employer

$0$94K

Triumvirate
19 profiles
$33,888

$39,725

$42,612

$46,029

$35,017

ONEOK Inc
5 profiles
$75,278

$41,112

Common Career Paths for Environmental Specialist


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Environmental Specialists do not often transition into Environmental Manager roles. The role averages $81K per year. An Environmental Scientist role is the most common promotion for Environmental Specialists moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $48K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Environmental Specialists is an Environmental Engineer position, where earnings are usually $60K.

Environmental Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Environmental Specialist


Environmental Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, and Environmental Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geographic Information Systems. Those familiar with Environmental Compliance also tend to know Technical Writing and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 389 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Environmental Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 148 salaries. An Environmental Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

48%

43%

-9%

National Average: $50,644

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Environmental Specialists, 48 percent higher than the national average. Environmental Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+43 percent), Tulsa (+42 percent), Oklahoma City (+36 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Compared to the national average, Jefferson City Environmental Specialists have considerably lower salaries, 31 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville (27 percent lower) and Raleigh (18 percent lower).

Environmental Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Specialist?

Environmental Specialist in Oklahoma City:
"State government."
Pros: Cost of living
Cons: Lack of services

Environmental Specialist in Denver:
Pros: The hours I work and who I work with.
Cons: The weather and not being able to work when the weather is bad.

Environmental Specialist in Baton Rouge:
"Challenging but rewarding."
Pros: People interaction.
Cons: Uninformed Management.

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Key Stats for Environmental Specialist

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 249 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Environmental Specialist Salaries

▲45%

▲27%

▲17%

National Average
$51,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Environmental Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%