Environmental Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$54,000
$40,000
$54,000
$72,000
Environmental specialists in the United States make an average salary of $54,201 per year or $26.06 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $40,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $72,000. If you like following the crowd, construction and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out energy, utilities, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Illinois, Iowa, Alaska, Kansas, and California provide the highest environmental specialist salaries.
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Map of Environmental Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Environmental Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Environmental Specialist Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an environmental specialist is roughly $54,201 per year, which boils down to $26.06 per hour. Interestingly enough, environmental specialists have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $71,634 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $48,000. Additionally, environmental specialists make more than the average salary in Chicago, IL, Des Moines, IA, Des Moines, WA, Casa Grande, AZ, and El Paso, TX. On a more broad level, environmental specialist salaries are highest in Illinois, Iowa, Alaska, Kansas, California, Washington, and Nevada. On the contrary, South Carolina, Wyoming, and Minnesota offer the lowest environmental specialist salaries.

Average Environmental Specialist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an environmental specialist, working for Google or Dynamic Industries might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Chevron and Shell report highly competitive salaries for environmental specialists.

Company
Average Salary
$105,422
$105k
$82,413
$82k
$81,485
$81k
$73,892
$74k
$71,366
$71k

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Average Environmental Specialist Pay By Industry

The salary for an environmental specialist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for environmental specialists tend to be found in energy, utilities, and manufacturing companies. In fact, environmental specialists can make a yearly salary of $68,456 while working for energy companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$68,456
$68k
Utilities
Utilities
$59,748
$60k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$56,434
$56k
Professional
Professional
$51,573
$52k
Finance
Finance
$51,569
$52k
Health Care
Health Care
$50,669
$51k

Environmental Specialist Salary History

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Environmental Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an environmental specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Environmental Specialist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Hirelevel
Hirelevel
Environmental Cleaning Specialist II
Environmental Cleaning Specialist II
Environmental Cleaning Specialist II
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$22,978
$22,978
07/31/2020
Environmental Specialist I
Environmental Specialist I
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$36,677
$36,677
07/28/2020
Environmental Specialist Feedlots/Environmental Specialist 1
Environmental Specialist Feedlots/Environmental Specialist 1
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$42,595
$42,595
07/28/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Environmental Specialist II
Environmental Specialist II
Environmental Specialist II
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$73,181
$73,181
07/28/2020
Environmental Specialist II
Environmental Specialist II
07/27/2020
07/27/2020
$73,181
$73,181
07/27/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Environmental Specialist I
Environmental Specialist I
Environmental Specialist I
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$30,989
$30,989
07/24/2020
Veolia
Veolia
Environmental Specialist-Onsite
Environmental Specialist-Onsite
Environmental Specialist-Onsite
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$33,392
$33,392
07/22/2020
Environmental Specialist-Solid Waste
Environmental Specialist-Solid Waste
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$54,951
$54,951
07/22/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Environmental Specialist II
Environmental Specialist II
Environmental Specialist II
07/18/2020
07/18/2020
$36,468
$36,468
07/18/2020
Environmental Specialist-Conservation Collier
Environmental Specialist-Conservation Collier
07/11/2020
07/11/2020
$46,809
$46,809
07/11/2020