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
$58,130
25th Percentile Wage
$74,180
50th Percentile Wage
$94,100
75th Percentile Wage
$116,950
90th Percentile Wage
$135,980

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
2017
$94,100
-0.41% 8.48%
2016
$94,490
1.76% -
2015
$92,830
3.73% -
2014
$89,370
2.41% -
2013
$87,220
1.26% -
2012
$86,120
- -

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
$111,130
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$108,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$106,500
Chemical Manufacturing
$105,250
Chemical Manufacturing
$103,220
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$101,700
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$101,700
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$100,470
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$100,090
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$99,710
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$99,070
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$98,600
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$96,360
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$96,030
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$95,720
Beverage Manufacturing
$92,220
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$91,720
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$91,490
Food Manufacturing
$91,190
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$90,790
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$90,700
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$90,600
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$89,480
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$88,840
Paper Manufacturing
$88,720
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$87,300
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$86,400
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$85,560
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$84,110
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$83,890
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$82,770
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$82,730
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$82,300
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$81,190
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$80,290
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$77,050
Machinery Manufacturing
$76,610
Machinery Manufacturing
$76,300
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$76,220
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$75,060
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$75,050
Foundries
$74,250
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$72,300

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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