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Highest Paying States for Environmental Engineers

The highest paying states for environmental engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of environmental engineers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $108,350, Alaska is the highest paying state for environmental engineers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $102,110). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of environmental engineers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Environmental Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$108,350
$73,660 470
2 California
$102,110
$61,470 8,180
3 Washington
$97,530
$57,660 1,800
4 District of Columbia
$97,340
$62,280 360
5 Louisiana
$96,150
$53,950 500
6 Texas
$95,870
$45,610 2,900
7 Kansas
$94,150
$59,680 460
8 Maryland
$93,970
$52,990 1,390
9 Colorado
$93,880
$58,290 1,750
10 Ohio
$92,490
$56,930 1,250
11 South Dakota
$92,270
$54,570 80
12 Idaho
$91,460
$55,590 500
13 Arkansas
$90,650
$55,020 150
14 Oregon
$89,570
$61,610 620
15 New Jersey
$89,290
$51,000 1,220
16 Hawaii
$88,390
$50,760 210
17 Michigan
$88,120
$60,210 1,410
18 Nevada
$86,290
$56,020 370
19 Nebraska
$86,220
$52,580 320
20 Connecticut
$85,990
$53,500 710
21 New York
$85,850
$55,100 3,280
22 Illinois
$85,400
$37,640 1,460
23 New Hampshire
$85,240
$57,470 240
24 Virginia
$84,290
$56,230 1,230
25 Wyoming
$84,090
$49,770 200
26 Rhode Island
$84,000
$50,650 220
27 New Mexico
$83,110
$50,790 420
28 Tennessee
$83,100
$48,780 1,100
29 Pennsylvania
$82,780
$52,490 3,160
30 Florida
$82,510
$44,790 1,250
31 Delaware
$82,400
$54,890 190
32 Massachusetts
$82,090
$56,240 2,750
33 Minnesota
$81,970
$54,720 1,080
34 Montana
$81,470
$51,590 470
35 Vermont
$81,400
$51,200 150
36 Alabama
$78,910
$46,890 750
37 Iowa
$76,990
$53,010 340
38 Utah
$76,490
$52,960 440
39 North Dakota
$75,650
$50,580 140
40 Wisconsin
$75,470
$52,510 700
41 Kentucky
$74,270
$48,160 370
42 Indiana
$73,700
$52,350 680
43 North Carolina
$71,390
$52,540 1,320
44 West Virginia
$71,330
$24,050 320
45 South Carolina
$69,520
$43,590 770
46 Missouri
$69,000
$47,430 1,080
47 Arizona
$68,850
$43,650 820
48 Mississippi
$66,290
$43,100 400
49 Maine
$65,130
$23,070 200
50 Georgia
$63,240
$41,340 1,690
51 Oklahoma
$63,160
$44,120 740
52 Puerto Rico
$56,660
$30,230 250
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