$58,943
Avg. Salary
$25.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,125

Profit Sharing

$2,053

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $25.83 per hour.

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $58,943 per year.

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MEDIAN $58,943
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$0$76K
Salary $46,065 - $74,872
Bonus $298 - $7,082
Profit Sharing $99.73 - $5,050
Total Pay (?
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$45,269 - $76,982
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,159
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $15.49 - $33.21
Overtime $22.37 - $40.51
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $298 - $7,082
Profit Sharing $99.73 - $5,050
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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$45,269 - $76,982
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 247

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.

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.

Environmental Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,330

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 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 Bluefield:
"Rural Living."
Pros: Small town, not crowded, mountain views, low crime, cost of living, light traffic.
Cons: Long commute to work, job availability for other types of industry minimal, minimal choice of shopping, inadequate care facilities.

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 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.

Environmental Engineer in Norfolk:
"Managing Tasks And Training Team Members Is A Must."
Environmental stewardship involves understanding the regulations and technological ways that companies can exceed the regulatory limits while still being profitable. This requires not only being detailed oriented, but creative and innovative.

Key Stats for Environmental Engineer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 255 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
11%

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 255 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 7%