Most environmental analysts list "hazardous materials," "environmental compliance," and "water quality" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important environmental analyst responsibilities here:
Before becoming an environmental analyst, 74.8% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 15.7% environmental analysts went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be impossible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most environmental analysts have a college degree. But about one out of every nine environmental analysts didn't attend college at all.
Those environmental analysts who do attend college, typically earn either a environmental science degree or a biology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for environmental analysts include a chemistry degree or a geology degree.
Once you're ready to become an environmental analyst, you should explore the companies that typically hire environmental analysts. According to environmental analyst resumes that we searched through, environmental analysts are hired the most by EFI Global, CVS Health, and Corning. Currently, EFI Global has 3 environmental analyst job openings, while there are 2 at CVS Health and 2 at Corning.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, environmental analysts tend to earn the biggest salaries at Booz Allen Hamilton, MoneyGram International, and Total Environmental Solutions. Take Booz Allen Hamilton for example. The median environmental analyst salary is $108,914. At MoneyGram International, environmental analysts earn an average of $106,327, while the average at Total Environmental Solutions is $97,056. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire environmental analysts from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include United States Environmental Protection .., Tetra Tech, and AECOM.
For the most part, environmental analysts make their living in the manufacturing and professional industries. Environmental analysts tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $87,320. The environmental analyst annual salary in the technology and pharmaceutical industries generally make $82,408 and $76,343 respectively. Additionally, environmental analysts who work in the finance industry make 48.2% more than environmental analysts in the government Industry.