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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 129,909 people were employed in the environmental consulting industry in 2016, according to a report by IBISWorld, a business information firm. Environmental consultants are also known as environmental analysts and green consultants.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Partner, or Self-Employed, or Senior Executive

Manager

Environmental Consultant

Associate