$63,597
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,579

Profit Sharing

$2,533

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $63,597 per year.

$48,413 - $94,680
$48K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,597
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50%
90%

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$16.22 - $39.97
$16
$28
$40
MEDIAN: $27.79
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90%

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$0$97K
Salary $48,413 - $94,680
Bonus $396 - $9,965
Profit Sharing $98.49 - $5,617
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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$47,969 - $97,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,236
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $16.22 - $39.97
Overtime $22.92 - $44.45
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $396 - $9,965
Profit Sharing $98.49 - $5,617
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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$47,969 - $97,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 355

Job Description for Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineers are technological advisers who help with the growing challenges of land use, pollution, resource regulation and environmental laws. They use technology to help meet these challenges and develop sound solutions. In this way they are vital to helping form public policy to regulate the land, air and water resources for generations to come. Businesses now use environmental engineers to understand how to keep their impact on the environment to a minimum.

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Environmental Engineer Tasks

  • Collaborates with scientists, planners, waste technicians, and others to address environmental problems.
  • Provides technical information to litigation projects and governmental agencies.
  • Utilizing engineering skills, evaluates and monitors progress of environmental improvement plans.
  • Prepares and updates reports on environmental investigations, and recommendations.

Environmental Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$99K

Arcadis, Inc.
69 profiles
$57,423

$65,229

CH2M Hill
40 profiles
$65,106

CDM Smith
40 profiles
$61,513

$65,289

Tetra Tech, Inc.
26 profiles
$58,637

$62,330

$64,681

$58,909

Cdm, Inc.
12 profiles
$70,194

Common Career Paths for Environmental Engineer


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Environmental Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Environmental Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 1,252 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 407 salaries. An experienced Environmental Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 255 salaries. An Environmental Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,182

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Environmental Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Environmental Engineer?

Environmental Engineer in Philadelphia:
Pros: Flexible schedule; work outside; good for the environment.
Cons: Menial tasks; little room for growth.

Environmental Engineer in New York:
"Management."
Pros: I like the flexibility of the job and the commute.
Cons: The job is not challenging enough and I feel I am not appreciated.

Environmental Engineer in Austin:
"Interesting work, but not much actual engineering."
Pros: As a consultant, I get a lot of variety. I work on several projects at a time, and my tasks/role within the projects is always changing. The work is interesting, and I feel good about doing environmental work. Environmental consulting is also a good balance between technical work (i.e. Data analysis), technical writing, and interpersonal interactions (with colleagues and clients).
Cons: As a junior staff member, I don't get to do a lot of the really exciting decision making or data analysis. I kind of get the data or report ready for senior staff, who then get to decide how we will handle the given problem. In general, environmental consulting does not offer a lot of opportunity for engineering design or "real" engineering work. I don't feel like I use most of the knowledge and skills I learned in school. Writing skills, people/management skills, and attention to detail are all much more important than technical prowess, at least at the junior level.

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Key Stats for Environmental Engineer

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 456 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Environmental Engineer Salaries

▲59%

▲32%

▲11%

National Average
$64,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Environmental Engineer Salaries




National Average
$64,000

Environmental Consulting
▼1%


Design
▼1%


Construction Site Inspection
▼2%







▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 456 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%