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Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salary

For Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, yearly average wages total $55K annually. Overall cash earnings of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers stretch from $42K near the bottom to $73K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,765 - $71,049
(Median)
$43K
$55K
$71K
MEDIAN: $54,679
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$15.40 - $31.14
(Median)
$15
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$42,765 - $71,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,897  
Profit Sharing
$493.88 - $6,128  
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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$42,184 - $73,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,429
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $31.14  
   
Overtime
$21.13 - $38.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,897  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.88 - $6,128  
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).
)
$42,184 - $73,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Environmental Engineer


Entry-Level Environmental Engineers flock to Arcadis, Inc., URS Corporation Inc., CH2M Hill, Aecom Corporation, and Brown and Caldwell, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. With a median salary of $62K, Brown and Caldwell offers Entry-Level Environmental Engineers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $49K and are capped at $69K. Other leaders in compensation levels are URS Corporation Inc. at $60K, Environ International Corporation (EIC) at $60K, and Aecom Corporation, where Entry-Level Environmental Engineers annually earn $57K.

Entry-Level Environmental Engineers will find the worst pay at CH2M Hill, where the median salary crawls in at $53K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $64K, leaving little room for growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Arcadis, Inc. at $54K, and Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc. where $57K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Environmental Engineers there earn up to $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+17 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Richmond ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Workers in Columbus and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Regulatory Compliance
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Design
up arrow 5%

Project
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Engineering Design
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Environmental Consulting
0%

Matlab
0%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Office
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Technical Writing
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Microsoft Excel
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

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