Environmental Engineer Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $23.90 $39.55 $59.00
Annual Wage $49,700 $82,200 $122,700
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Environmental Engineers use various engineering disciplines to prevent, control, and remediate environmental pollution and environmental health hazards. They design, plan, and perform engineering duties in such fields as pollution control technology, site remediation, waste treatment, recycling, and public health. These engineers may work in offices, and may frequently travel to worksites to evaluate construction processes and their environmental impacts.

The median annual salary for environmental engineers was approximately $81,000 a year in 2012. The lowest ten percent of environmental engineers earned less than $49,500 a year, while the top ten percent earned more than $122,000.

For the top five industries employing environmental engineers, the median annual salaries were as follows:

Federal government $98,890
Engineering services $81,900
Consulting services $77,000
Local government $75,400
State government $69,550
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