Salary for Environmental Engineers

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

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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.

An Environmental Engineer receives a salary ranging between 64000 to 96000 depending on education and experience. Environmental Engineers will most likely receive salaries of Eighty Five Thousand Four Hundred dollars each year.

Environmental Engineers can receive the highest pay in New Mexico, where they can earn average wages of close to about $95910. These employees are paid at the highest level in Transportation and Warehousing, where they earn salary pay of $101980.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.81 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Environmental Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $101,980
Transportation and Warehousing $94,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises $92,480
Utilities $85,800
Wholesale Trade $85,580
Manufacturing $85,310
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Information $59,570
Construction $72,170
Health Care and Social Assistance $76,390
Other Services (except Public Administration) $76,790
Educational Services $78,050
Public Administration $78,210
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