Environmental Engineer Salary

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $62,716 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$47,819 - $94,196
$48K
$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $62,716
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$17.41 - $39.82
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MEDIAN: $27.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,819 - $94,196  
   
Bonus
$199.11 - $9,814  
Profit Sharing
$6.93 - $7,921  
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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$47,410 - $96,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,647
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.41 - $39.82  
   
Overtime
$22.47 - $46.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$199.11 - $9,814  
   
Profit Sharing
$6.93 - $7,921  
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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$47,410 - $96,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 181

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 1,252 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 407 salaries. An experienced Environmental Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 255 salaries. An Environmental Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,070

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Environmental Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Engineer?

Environmental Engineer in Austin:
"Interesting work, but not much actual engineering."
Pros: As a consultant, I get a lot of variety. I work on several projects at a time, and my tasks/role within the projects is always changing. The work is interesting, and I feel good about doing environmental work. Environmental consulting is also a good balance between technical work (i.e. Data analysis), technical writing, and interpersonal interactions (with colleagues and clients).
Cons: As a junior staff member, I don't get to do a lot of the really exciting decision making or data analysis. I kind of get the data or report ready for senior staff, who then get to decide how we will handle the given problem. In general, environmental consulting does not offer a lot of opportunity for engineering design or "real" engineering work. I don't feel like I use most of the knowledge and skills I learned in school. Writing skills, people/management skills, and attention to detail are all much more important than technical prowess, at least at the junior level.

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Key Stats for Environmental Engineer

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Environmental Engineer Salaries

▲61%

▲34%

▲13%

National Average
$63,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Environmental Engineer Salaries





Environmental Consulting
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Construction Site Inspection
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Design
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National Average
$63,000








▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 6%