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
$59,400
25th Percentile Wage
$75,070
50th Percentile Wage
$94,490
75th Percentile Wage
$117,040
90th Percentile Wage
$136,080

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 $136,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineers is $59,400.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201694,4901.76%8.86%
201592,8303.73%-
201489,3702.41%-
201387,2201.26%-
201286,120--

Compare Environmental Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of environmental engineers in 33 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 $71,620). 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
$104,380
Chemical Manufacturing
$103,700
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$101,370
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$101,370
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$99,710
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$99,380
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$98,600
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$97,810
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$96,040
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$95,410
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$94,440
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$94,160
Beverage Manufacturing
$92,220
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$91,720
Paper Manufacturing
$90,890
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$88,100
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$87,950
Food Manufacturing
$87,690
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$84,110
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$83,940
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$82,770
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$82,730
Machinery Manufacturing
$81,430
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$80,910
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$79,990
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$79,890
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$78,830
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$78,550
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$78,350
Foundries
$75,150
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$71,620

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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