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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 $110,420, Alaska is the highest paying state for environmental engineers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $102,700). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$110,420
$75,570 460
2 California
$102,700
$63,210 7,360
3 District of Columbia
$100,760
$64,270 310
4 Washington
$95,350
$58,960 1,560
5 Louisiana
$92,180
$55,090 490
6 Colorado
$92,120
$57,360 1,810
7 Virginia
$91,850
$55,770 1,200
8 Arkansas
$91,480
$54,730 190
9 New Jersey
$91,470
$54,180 1,490
10 Ohio
$91,060
$58,080 1,210
11 Kansas
$90,950
$60,200 430
12 South Dakota
$89,390
$55,670 90
13 Maryland
$89,090
$58,230 1,340
14 Idaho
$88,240
$57,750 530
15 Rhode Island
$88,110
$48,990 200
16 Oregon
$87,960
$59,040 620
17 New Mexico
$87,330
$56,470 410
18 Texas
$86,760
$45,230 2,910
19 Wyoming
$85,670
$49,350 240
20 New York
$85,620
$55,200 3,300
21 Michigan
$85,440
$56,700 1,490
22 Hawaii
$84,300
$47,130 190
23 Connecticut
$83,770
$51,260 680
24 Massachusetts
$83,500
$54,020 2,630
25 Illinois
$83,360
$37,370 1,590
26 Nebraska
$82,750
$50,190 370
27 Delaware
$81,970
$55,540 170
28 Tennessee
$81,560
$46,570 1,130
29 North Dakota
$79,910
$50,580 160
30 Nevada
$79,750
$53,030 310
31 Pennsylvania
$78,600
$47,930 3,250
32 Utah
$78,110
$55,940 400
33 Montana
$77,900
$47,280 340
34 Wisconsin
$77,560
$52,710 720
35 Alabama
$76,950
$44,840 760
36 New Hampshire
$76,700
$51,310 150
37 Arizona
$74,850
$46,980 690
38 Iowa
$73,930
$53,070 330
39 Vermont
$73,290
$48,410 100
40 Minnesota
$73,020
$52,560 900
41 North Carolina
$72,780
$52,880 1,180
42 Indiana
$72,130
$47,060 520
43 West Virginia
$70,570
$23,170 320
44 Kentucky
$69,160
$44,500 400
45 South Carolina
$68,600
$42,600 790
46 Oklahoma
$67,360
$42,870 710
47 Mississippi
$67,080
$44,430 400
48 Missouri
$66,940
$45,520 950
49 Maine
$64,850
$22,260 200
50 Florida
$62,020
$40,980 2,530
51 Georgia
$61,010
$36,260 1,790
52 Puerto Rico
$51,290
$31,920 330
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