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Average Environmental Engineer Salary

$65,594
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,013
Bonus
$2,051
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The average salary for an Environmental Engineer is $65,594.
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$50k
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$66k
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$98k
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What Do Environmental Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Environmental Engineer

3.9 out of 5
(419)
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The top respondents for the job title Environmental Engineer are from the companies CDM Smith, Arcadis, Inc. and Aecom Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. where the average pay is $70,713. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include TRC Companies, Inc. and Aecom Corporation, earning around $64,273 and $64,127, respectively. Arcadis, Inc. pays the lowest at around $59,011. CDM Smith and Aecom Technology Group, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $59,824 and $62,380, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Environmental Engineers?

Skills in Environmental Consulting, Environmental Compliance, Regulatory Compliance and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Engineers?

An entry-level Environmental Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,912 based on 414 salaries. An early career Environmental Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,955 based on 1,387 salaries. A mid-career Environmental Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,669 based on 571 salaries. An experienced Environmental Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,986 based on 352 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $101,612.
Employees with Environmental Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 33.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (8.2% more) and Denver, Colorado (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.2% less), Portland, Oregon (7.3% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,971 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.9%
Early Career
46.7%
Mid Career
19.2%
Experienced
11.8%
Late Career
8.3%

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