Environmental Engineer Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of environmental engineers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare environmental engineer salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,100
25th Percentile Wage
$62,270
50th Percentile Wage
$87,140
75th Percentile Wage
$113,250
90th Percentile Wage
$133,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) environmental engineers is $133,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineers is $46,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental engineers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,140
1.90% 3.37%
2016
$85,480
3.23% -
2015
$82,720
-3.12% -
2014
$85,300
5.08% -
2013
$80,970
-3.99% -
2012
$84,200
- -

Compare Environmental Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of environmental engineers in six industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for environmental engineer occupations is the natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $108,790. The lowest paying industry is the nuclear electric power generation industry (annual salary $50,310). For detailed environmental engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$108,790
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$92,810
Utilities
$87,140
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$85,920
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$80,500
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$50,310

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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