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Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Environmental Engineers usually make around $54K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $6K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $41K and hits $72K on the high end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The vast majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. There are more male Entry-Level Environmental Engineers than female, making up 64 percent of individuals in this profession. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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

URS Corporation Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $59K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $49K and maxing out at just $67K.
Employees at Arcadis, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $54K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $46K and quickly nearing the top at only $66K. Employees at Aecom Corporation can also expect below-average earnings.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 15 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+13 percent), Washington (+10 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Baltimore. Workers in Pittsburgh and Raleigh earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 4 percent.

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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
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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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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%