Average Entry-Level Environmental Engineers make around $58K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, overall income ranges from $45K near the bottom to $76K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Environmental Engineers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Entry-Level Environmental Engineers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,543 - $74,045
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$58K
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MEDIAN: $57,837
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$16.45 - $32.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,543 - $74,045  
   
Bonus
$102.79 - $7,760  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $5,064  
Total Pay (?
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$44,963 - $76,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.45 - $32.58  
   
Overtime
$22.08 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$102.79 - $7,760  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $5,064  
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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$44,963 - $76,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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URS Corporation Inc., Arcadis, Inc., Aecom Corporation, CH2M Hill, and Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers. Carollo Engineers, P.C. offers the largest salaries in town — $69K on average. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers will also find cushy salaries at Environ International Corporation (EIC) (+$63K), Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. (+$63K), and Brown and Caldwell (+$62K).

Tetra Tech, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $53K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $70K. Also approaching the lower end are Arcadis, Inc. at $54K, Golder Associates at $54K, and Aecom Technology Group, Inc. at $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,180

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers that is 17 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+15 percent), Houston (+8 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Richmond. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Seattle (9 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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 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
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Environmental Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Word
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Environmental Consulting
0%

Technical Writing
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
0%

National Average
$58,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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