Environmental Engineer Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,530
25th Percentile Wage
$73,630
50th Percentile Wage
$91,190
75th Percentile Wage
$109,170
90th Percentile Wage
$134,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in the industry sector of construction. 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 $134,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineers is $59,530.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,190
0.25% 20.16%
2016
$90,960
7.75% -
2015
$83,910
17.51% -
2014
$69,220
-9.04% -
2013
$75,480
3.54% -
2012
$72,810
- -

Compare Environmental Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of environmental engineers in eleven industries in the construction 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 other heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $100,360. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $74,660). For detailed environmental engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$100,360
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$99,850
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$99,730
Nonresidential Building Construction
$98,180
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$97,780
Construction of Buildings
$96,600
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$90,500
Utility System Construction
$86,260
Building Equipment Contractors
$85,210
Specialty Trade Contractors
$78,930
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$74,660

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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