For Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, yearly average wages total $58K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers stretch from $45K on the lower end to $76K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. For the most part, Entry-Level Environmental Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$45,488 - $74,122
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$45K
$58K
$74K
MEDIAN: $57,795
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$15.78 - $33.06
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$33
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,488 - $74,122  
   
Bonus
$96.35 - $7,030  
Profit Sharing
$2.30 - $5,080  
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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$44,817 - $76,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $33.06  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $40.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$96.35 - $7,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.30 - $5,080  
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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$44,817 - $76,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers include URS Corporation Inc., Arcadis, Inc., CH2M Hill, Aecom Corporation, and Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers flock to Carollo Engineers, P.C. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $69K lead the pack in compensation. Other big spenders include Environ International Corporation (EIC), Brown and Caldwell, and Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Environmental Engineers see paychecks nearing $63K, $63K, or $62K.

Salaries are easily beat at Tetra Tech, Inc., where median pay comes to just $53K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $43K and ending at $70K, range in salary is rather small. Employees at Golder Associates, Arcadis, Inc., and Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $54K, $57K, and $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,100

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers that is 17 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), New York (+8 percent), Houston (+5 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Richmond, 12 percent below the national average.

Environmental Engineer Advice

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

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Skills That Affect Environmental Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Regulatory Compliance
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Environmental Compliance
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Word
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Environmental Consulting
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Technical Writing
0%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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