Salary for Environmental Compliance Inspectors

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Also known as:  Air Pollution Compliance Inspector, Compliance Investigator, Driver's License Examiner, EEO Officer, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Representative, Immigration Investigator, Inspector of Weights and Measures helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

In order to protect the general public and the environment, environmental compliance inspectors investigate sources of pollution. Their primary function is to ensure that local, state, and federal laws and regulations are being obeyed. The majority of professionals in this field have obtained a four-year college degree, although roughly 11% have also chosen to pursue their Master's degree. A background in scientific or technical fields is often preferred. The job may occasionally involve fieldwork, including gathering samples from sites believed to be contaminated, and conducting laboratory tests to determine the presence and/or level of contamination.

A Environmental Compliance Inspector earns salaries somewhere between $40,160 to $115,220 depending on tenure and industry expertise. get salaries of seventy-five thousand six hundred and twenty dollars yearly.

are compensated at the highest average salary in District of Columbia, which has an average salary rate of about $96,700. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Utilities, where they get average job salaries of $91,670.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.64 percent nationwide in that time.


Environmental Compliance Inspectors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing