Environmental Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage 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 manufacturing. 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 $135,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineers is $58,130.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-0.41% 8.48%
1.76% -
3.73% -
2.41% -
1.26% -
- -

Compare Environmental Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of environmental engineers in 43 industries in the manufacturing 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 resin, synthetic rubber, and artificial synthetic fibers and filaments manufacturing industry with an annual salary $111,130. The lowest paying industry is the electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing industry (annual salary $72,300). For detailed environmental engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing

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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