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

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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.

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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SALARY TREND

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.

INDUSTRIES

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

Utilities
$91,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$83,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$82,400
Information
$82,320
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$81,130
Manufacturing
$79,880

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$54,510
Accommodation and Food Services
$54,820
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,840
Retail Trade
$66,360
Health Care and Social Assistance
$67,010
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$67,750