Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salary

The average Entry-Level Environmental Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $59K per year. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Environmental Engineers varies from around $45K to approximately $77K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $5K, respectively. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Environmental Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Entry-Level Environmental Engineers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,204 - $74,610
$46K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,583
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$16.14 - $32.51
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$25
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MEDIAN: $25.45
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$0$76K
Salary $46,204 - $74,610
Bonus $198.20 - $7,550
Profit Sharing $193.92 - $5,058
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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$45,380 - $76,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,143
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $16.14 - $32.51
Overtime $21.98 - $40.83
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $198.20 - $7,550
Profit Sharing $193.92 - $5,058
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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$45,380 - $76,803
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

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Dominating the field, URS Corporation Inc., Arcadis, Inc., Aecom Corporation, Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc., and CH2M Hill are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers. Carollo Engineers, P.C. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $68K. Other big spenders include Environ International Corporation (EIC), Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., and HDR, Inc., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Environmental Engineers see paychecks nearing $63K, $63K, or $62K.

Tetra Tech, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $51K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $69K. Arcadis, Inc., Golder Associates, and Aecom Technology Group, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $54K, $54K, and $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,960

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, 15 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+10 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). In Cincinnati, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Richmond (13 percent lower) and Atlanta (10 percent lower).

Environmental Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Environmental Engineer in State College:
"Stay broad, ask questions, never stop learning."
Your best asset will be an inquisitive mind to review existing projects for how and why they work, researching potential improvements and maintaining a learning mindset.

Environmental Engineer in Los Angeles:
"Salary Negotiations."
Know the median salary before accepting an offer. Always negotiate your salary.

Environmental Engineer in Charleston:
"Consulting is all about money."
Don't go into consulting if you don't want to deal with clients and billable hours.

Key Stats for Environmental Engineer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Environmental Engineer Salaries






Microsoft Office
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Environmental Consulting
▼1%

Technical Writing
▼1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼1%


Autocad Civil 3D
▼4%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼6%

AutoCAD
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%
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