Environmental Engineer Salary

environmental-engineer-salary-chart-template.jpgEnvironmental engineers use various engineering disciplines to plan, design, and research processes for the regulating of environmental hazards such as site remediation, waste treatment, or pollution control.

Salary

The average annual salary of environmental engineers is $85,140. Their median salary is $80,890. The bottom 10% of these engineers earns $49,510, and the top 10% earns $122,290.

The best industries for this career is architectural, engineer, and related services (14,760 employed at $87,310 on average); management, scientific, and technical consulting services (10,890; $84,500); and the state government (6,630; $68,900). The top paying industry is oil and gas extraction at $137,560 on average.

The top paying states are Alaska ($108,730 average), Texas ($100,390), and the District of Columbia ($99,240).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of environmental engineers is expected to increase 15% from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than average.

Environmental Engineer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $44,670 $63,990 $108,110 $72,010
Alaska $61,710 $97,550 $175,860 $108,730
Arizona $48,250 $73,480 $110,000 $76,160
Arkansas $48,070 $81,590 $115,160 $80,700
California $56,130 $87,820 $138,430 $93,520
Colorado $52,940 $84,500 $121,390 $88,290
Connecticut $54,510 $86,290 $115,490 $85,890
Delaware $56,830 $69,500 $123,520 $79,660
Florida $36,950 $60,320 $111,830 $70,220
Georgia $41,940 $72,010 $111,150 $75,430
Hawaii $49,730 $83,950 $108,500 $81,510
Idaho $49,230 $77,950 $118,040 $80,770
Illinois $34,160 $81,640 $114,780 $77,670
Indiana $46,040 $67,420 $106,600 $73,980
Iowa $54,530 $73,090 $111,420 $85,050
Kansas $55,810 $86,990 $112,830 $84,790
Kentucky $54,070 $72,560 $99,260 $75,060
Louisiana $59,310 $83,030 $134,530 $88,940
Maine $53,350 $72,780 $96,520 $75,410
Maryland $53,810 $83,980 $119,200 $85,420
Massachusetts $52,670 $76,090 $113,440 $79,340
Michigan $52,330 $78,120 $110,240 $78,440
Minnesota $52,290 $77,710 $109,750 $78,650
Mississippi $47,180 $65,330 $104,410 $71,850
Missouri $44,460 $68,510 $111,930 $73,030
Montana $52,340 $78,130 $105,690 $77,780
Nebraska $52,170 $75,090 $111,740 $78,830
Nevada $50,920 $76,090 $121,980 $84,040
New Hampshire $52,790 $73,550 $118,180 $80,240
New Jersey $50,200 $83,630 $120,530 $84,170
New Mexico $54,040 $88,310 $136,980 $91,090
New York $56,000 $85,130 $131,330 $90,240
North Carolina $49,490 $75,350 $116,990 $81,790
North Dakota $54,030 $71,880 $110,220 $76,150
Ohio $47,370 $83,150 $119,310 $83,780
Oklahoma $42,550 $79,360 $117,150 $79,980
Oregon $54,790 $79,770 $113,920 $81,330
Pennsylvania $47,850 $76,550 $117,570 $82,750
Rhode Island $60,060 $86,380 $116,280 $86,630
South Carolina $41,020 $78,220 $117,340 $79,070
South Dakota $54,030 $77,990 $107,690 $78,970
Tennessee $50,070 $85,700 $146,750 $93,000
Texas $53,330 $91,800 $151,240 $100,390
Utah $54,030 $75,450 $110,250 $77,900
Vermont $47,320 $75,950 $141,160 $87,830
Virginia $52,040 $89,250 $139,050 $91,530
Washington $61,240 $88,900 $121,870 $92,000
West Virginia $44,570 $79,940 $114,250 $83,350
Wisconsin $49,040 $76,220 $114,420 $81,150
Wyoming $44,080 $78,000 $130,560 $82,480