Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills can expect wages of $67K annually on average. Incomes of Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $49K on the low end and $104K on the high end. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. The majority of Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills (63 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,306 - $99,901
(Median)
$49K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,500
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$19.27 - $37.01
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$19
$29
$37
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,306 - $99,901  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $10,243  
Profit Sharing
$1,225 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$49,490 - $103,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 540
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.27 - $37.01  
   
Overtime
$21.36 - $45.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$102.13 - $10,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,225 - $10,000  
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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$49,490 - $103,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Dominating the field, URS Corporation Inc., CH2M Hill, Brown and Caldwell, Aecom Corporation, and Arcadis, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills. For Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills, comfortable salaries can be found at Arcadis, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $70K, the highest in the area.

Pay for Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills is the lowest at URS Corporation Inc., which has a median salary of $60K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $67K.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $72K. Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $84K. Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $96K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,165

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Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Environmental Engineers with Environmental Compliance skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Austin (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Detroit is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Denver and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Environmental Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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