Environmental Compliance Inspectors

General Information

Description

Inspect and investigate sources of pollution to protect the public and environment and ensure conformance with Federal, State, and local regulations and ordinances.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit48.01%
  2. State and local government27.48%
  3. Federal government15.98%
  4. Private, not for profit7.02%
  5. Self-employed1.47%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$71,100

Military salary*

$62,100

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State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$94,960
$54,680
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 75%
  • Associate's degree 15%
  • High school 10%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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