Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salary
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.
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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
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.