Salary for Environmental Engineers

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Also known as:  Air Pollution Control Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Remediation Engineer, Hazardous Substances Engineer, Hazardous Waste Management Control Engineer, Pollution Control Engineer, Soil Engineer, Waste Management Engineer, Wastewater Treatment Engineer, Water Treatment Plant Engineer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Environmental engineers determine the extent of environmental hazards and apply engineering knowledge to the reduce, prevent, control or remediate the effect of these hazards. Their work may involve pollution control, spill containment, site remediation and water and waste treatment, among other duties. These professionals may work in collaboration withe federal, state and local governments, environmental scientists, hazardous waste technicians, and engineers in multiple disciplines to protect the public from potential and extant environmental hazards. A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related discipline is required for this occupation.

A Environmental Engineer can earn average salaries of between $55,450 and $144,670 depending on levels of tenure. will normally receive salaries of ninety-six thousand eight hundred and ninety dollars yearly.

can get the best pay in Idaho, where they can receive normal pay levels of close to $110,690. Employees in this career have the most lucrative average salary level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can receive an average job salary of $112,580.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.10 percent nationwide in that time.


Environmental Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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