Environmental consultants provide advice to companies and other organizations on a wide range of environmental issues such as green manufacturing, hazardous-waste remediation (disposal and cleanup), environmental disasters, sustainability initiatives, compliance, renewable energy, and water, air, and soil quality. Approximately 131,700 people were employed in the environmental consulting industry in 2019, according to a report by IBISWorld, a business information firm. Environmental consultants are also known as environmental an...
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Salaries and hourly rates for environmental consultants vary widely according to experience, specialization, education, and employer. Many environmental consultants are employed by management consulting firms. Management consultants who worked for management, scientific, and technical consulting services firms had mean annual earnings of $105,190 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Departm...
A typical day for an environmental consultant might feature several hours working at a home office as well as time spent traveling to environmental sites to conduct investigations, to meet with business executives and government officials, and to attend conferences and events. Most consultants work at least 40 hours per week during business hours (typically Mondays through Fridays), although we...
Employment for management consultants (including environmental consultants) is expected to grow by 14 percent through 2028, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), or much faster than the average for all careers. Employment for consultants who are employed by engineering and architectural services firms (a common employer of environmental consultants) will increase by 6.3...