Entry-Level Environmental Engineer Salary

Average Entry-Level Environmental Engineers make around $59K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $77K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $5K, respectively. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men working as Entry-Level Environmental Engineers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,880 - $74,791
$47K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,077
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$15.69 - $32.96
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$26
$33
MEDIAN: $25.59
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$0$76K
Salary $46,880 - $74,791
Bonus $196.78 - $7,200
Profit Sharing $101.00 - $5,103
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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$45,994 - $76,940
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,170
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $15.69 - $32.96
Overtime $22.19 - $40.38
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $196.78 - $7,200
Profit Sharing $101.00 - $5,103
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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$45,994 - $76,940
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Engineer


URS Corporation Inc., Arcadis, Inc., Aecom Corporation, Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc., and CH2M Hill are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Environmental Engineers. Those at Carollo Engineers, P.C. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $68K. Environ International Corporation (EIC), Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., and HDR, Inc. also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Environmental Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $63K, $63K, and $62K, respectively.

Tetra Tech, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $51K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $43K to $69K. Also approaching the lower end are Arcadis, Inc. at $54K, Golder Associates at $54K, and Aecom Technology Group, Inc. at $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,401

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

For Entry-Level Environmental Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Environmental Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+10 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Cincinnati ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Richmond (13 percent lower) and Atlanta (10 percent lower).

Environmental Engineer Advice

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

Environmental Engineer in State College:
"Stay broad, ask questions, never stop learning."
Your best asset will be an inquisitive mind to review existing projects for how and why they work, researching potential improvements and maintaining a learning mindset.

Environmental Engineer in Los Angeles:
"Salary Negotiations."
Know the median salary before accepting an offer. Always negotiate your salary.

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.

Key Stats for Environmental Engineer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Environmental Engineer Salaries






Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Environmental Consulting
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Technical Writing
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼2%


Autocad Civil 3D
▼5%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
▼6%

AutoCAD
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%
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