The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $60,356 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Regulatory Compliance and Project Management. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.
Environmental Engineer Total Pay (?
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$44,385 - $92,401
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MEDIAN: $60,356
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Environmental Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.63 - $41.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,385 - $92,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,676  
Profit Sharing
$491.00 - $6,745  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,543  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,745 - $95,924  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,814
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $41.01  
   
Overtime
$20.88 - $39.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,676  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,543  
Profit Sharing
$491.00 - $6,745  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$43,745 - $95,924  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,814
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Job Description for Environmental Engineer
Environmental engineers are technological advisers who help with the growing challenges of land use, pollution, resource regulation and environmental laws. They use technology to help meet these challenges and develop sound solutions. In this way they are vital to helping form public policy to regulate the land, air and water resources for generations to come. Businesses now use environmental engineers to understand how to keep their impact on the environment to a minimum.
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Environmental Engineer Tasks
  • Utilizing engineering skills, evaluates and monitors progress of environmental improvement plans.
  • Prepares and updates reports on environmental investigations, and recommendations.
  • Collaborates with scientists, planners, waste technicians, and others to address environmental problems.
  • Provides technical information to litigation projects and governmental agencies.
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Experience Affects Environmental Engineer Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Engineer Salaries

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Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%
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