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
$45,050
25th Percentile Wage
$68,100
50th Percentile Wage
$90,960
75th Percentile Wage
$111,130
90th Percentile Wage
$128,530

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,9607.75%19.95%
201583,91017.51%-
201469,220-9.04%-
201375,4803.54%-
201272,810--

Compare Environmental Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

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
$96,910
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$87,390
Specialty Trade Contractors
$84,250
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$74,660
Utility System Construction
$63,700

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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