Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salary (United States)

A relatively inexperienced group of workers, just under nine-tenths of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this group is around $54,375 annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salary (?
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$41,135 - $69,958
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MEDIAN: $53,960
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Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salary (?
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$14.94 - $30.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$41,135 - $69,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,706  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $5,719  
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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$40,772 - $71,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,406
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $30.55  
   
Overtime
$20.72 - $38.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,706  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $5,719  
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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$40,772 - $71,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Environmental Engineer

Although URS Corporation Inc. offers the highest salaries in town—median pay is $59,157—workers can only make as much as $67K and scope of pay is rather limited.
Pay for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers is the lowest at Arcadis, Inc., which has a median salary of $53,722. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $66K. Aecom Corporation and URS Corporation Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with typical earnings hovering around $55,387 and $59,157.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Seattle
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Pittsburgh
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For Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent), Washington (+10 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Baltimore is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Raleigh (-4 percent and -4 percent, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Regulatory Compliance
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Design
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Project
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Engineering Design
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Environmental Consulting
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Matlab
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Technical Writing
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$54,000
Microsoft Office
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Microsoft Excel
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 364 votes.

Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%