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||$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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .