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Environmental Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of environmental engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare environmental engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,000
25th Percentile Wage
$62,890
50th Percentile Wage
$82,560
75th Percentile Wage
$107,480
90th Percentile Wage
$138,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $138,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineers is $49,000.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,560-1.36%2.23%
201583,6801.24%-
201482,6401.15%-
201381,6901.19%-
201280,720--

Compare Environmental Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of environmental engineers in nine industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $94,740. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $77,090). For detailed environmental engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$94,740
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$94,270
Scientific Research and Development Services
$94,190
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$89,850
Engineering Services
$84,490
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$84,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$82,560
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$78,670
Testing Laboratories
$77,090

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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