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  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $56K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $88K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $98K annually.


Earning about $99K per year on average, Biologists receive the most money, followed by Environmental Protection Specialists (around $96K), Mechanical Engineers (approximately $93K), and Environmental Scientists ($89K). Earning only $59K on average, Public Affairs Specialists make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $101K annually) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Washington, DC ($94K), Chicago, Ill. (approximately $91K), and Durham, N.C. (around $87K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Cincinnati, Ohio; in fact, at $72K it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Washington, where salaries average out at about $101K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers receive bigger paychecks (approximately $137K annually) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Professional Engineers with credentials; these people earn around $113K per year on average. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $117K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Regulatory Compliance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $104K per year. A garden variety skill at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is Data Analysis; just under one in three of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Research Analysis, and Technical Writing.

Benefits and Perks

Only 43 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are a casual working environment, flexible hours, optional telecommute / work from home, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

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Key Stats for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


51 %
49 %
$51,518 - $109,374
$59,915 - $115,952

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$52,521 - $111,717
$61,152 - $119,182
$59,158 - $123,232
$63,830 - $151,262

About This Company

United States Government, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pays its employees an average of $84,682 a year. Salaries at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency range from an average of $49,934 to $135,540 a year. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees with the job title Executive Director make the most with an average annual salary of $153,434, while employees with the title Office Assistant make the least with an average annual salary of $28,726.

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