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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $128,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineers is $45,050.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of environmental engineers in five 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 building equipment contractors industry with an annual salary $96,910. The lowest paying industry is the utility system construction industry (annual salary $63,700). For detailed environmental engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .