Environmental Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $61,078 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 has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Environmental Engineer Total Pay (?
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$44,821 - $93,211
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $61,078
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Environmental Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.00 - $40.63
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,821 - $93,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,733  
Profit Sharing
$492.80 - $7,747  
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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$44,154 - $96,585  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,654
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $40.63  
   
Overtime
$21.22 - $40.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,733  
   
Profit Sharing
$492.80 - $7,747  
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).
)
$44,154 - $96,585  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,654
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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 Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Environmental Engineer Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Engineer Salaries

Design
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Environmental Consulting
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Project
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National Average
$62,000
Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Matlab
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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