Salary for Environmental Compliance Inspectors

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

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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.

An Environmental Compliance Inspector can receive average salaries between 48000 - 72000 based on experience. Environmental Compliance Inspectors will most likely earn an average wage of Sixty Five Thousand dollars per annum.

Environmental Compliance Inspectors have the highest salaries in the District of Columbia, where they can receive average job salaries of approximately $77520. They can make the highest salaries in Information, where they earn compensation, on average, of $75450.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 26.73 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Environmental Compliance Inspectors tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $75,450
Information $68,470
Manufacturing $67,920
Transportation and Warehousing $67,620
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $67,600
Finance and Insurance $67,040
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $38,340
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $52,240
Educational Services $57,630
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $57,740
Construction $57,800
Health Care and Social Assistance $59,440
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