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Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers sits in the ballpark of $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Environmental Engineers approaches anywhere from $42K on the lower end to $73K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$42,166 - $71,038
(Median)
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54K
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71K
MEDIAN: $54,440
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$15.09 - $30.74
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$42,166 - $71,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,758  
Profit Sharing
$481.02 - $6,204  
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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$41,505 - $72,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,389
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $30.74  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $38.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,758  
   
Profit Sharing
$481.02 - $6,204  
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).
)
$41,505 - $72,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Environmental Engineer


URS Corporation Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $60K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $50K and maxing out at just $67K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $47K to just $69K — but Arcadis, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $54K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Richmond. Employers also pay below the national average in Baltimore (8 percent lower) and San Diego (3 percent lower).

Environmental Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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.

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
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
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Environmental Consulting
0%

Matlab
0%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Office
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%