Environmental Compliance Specialist
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Performs environmental audits and advises companies on compliance with state, local and federal environmental regulations. Investigates company waste disposal, industrial hygiene and pesticide use practices and policies, advises on compliance issues and reports violations as needed.
There were 99 Environmental Compliance Specialist job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3734 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Environmental Compliance Specialist industry, which includes the Environmental Compliance Specialist career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Environmental Compliance Specialist jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $52,722.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $51,500.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Environmental Compliance Specialist postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $37,602.
Education and Experience
Posted Environmental Compliance Specialist jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Environmental Compliance Specialist jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||51%|
|3 to 5 years||33%|
|6 to 8 years||10%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Environmental Compliance Specialist positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (45%)
- Detail-Oriented (23%)
- Microsoft Office (23%)
- Writing (22%)
- Microsoft Excel (22%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Environmental Compliance (27%)
- Environmental Laws and Regulations (11%)
- Environmental Regulations (9%)
- Hazardous Waste (9%)
- Environmental Inspection (7%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Customer Service (17%)
- Environmental Science (16%)
- Scheduling (13%)
- Legal Compliance (10%)
- Data Entry (9%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Water Quality (4%)
- Wastewater Treatment (4%)
- Sedimentation Control (3%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Environmental Risk Assessment (2%) – marginal value $3,485
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Environmental Compliance Specialist skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Permit Specialist
- Registration Specialist
- State Inspector
- Environmental Inspector
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Environmental Planner / Scientist
- Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator
- Environmental Engineering Technician
- Environmental Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Environmental Compliance Specialist jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Cretelligent (71)
- Carvana Llc (70)
- Erm Group (55)
- ICF (54)
- Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection And Insurance Company (49)
- Carvana Llc (7)
- Circle K (3)
- City High Point (3)
- City Of Charlotte And Mecklenburg County (3)
- Erm Group (3)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!