$72,099
Avg. Salary
$31.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,054

Profit Sharing

$2,501

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $31.62 per hour.

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $72,099 per year.

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$0$99K
Salary $56,573 - $96,866
Bonus $503 - $11,771
Profit Sharing $507 - $5,135
Total Pay (?
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$56,838 - $99,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 787
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $19.57 - $40.15
Overtime $26.40 - $45.75
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $503 - $11,771
Profit Sharing $507 - $5,135
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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$56,838 - $99,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 76

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


For Mid-Career Environmental Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $82K, the highest in the area.

Environmental Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

7%

-4%

-5%

National Average: $73,182

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

For Mid-Career Environmental Engineers, working in the bustling city of Baton Rouge has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Environmental Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+11 percent), Washington (+10 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Helena and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

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
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.
1-4 years
0%
5-9 years
82%
10-19 years
18%

Skills That Affect Environmental Engineer Salaries

National Average
$73,000


Construction Site Inspection
▼2%

Project Management
▼3%


Regulatory Compliance
▼3%


Microsoft Office
▼4%

Design
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

Data Analysis
▼5%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼7%

AutoCAD
▼8%

Technical Writing
▼8%

autodesk autocad
▼8%

Microsoft Word
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 5%