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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
$51,070
25th Percentile Wage
$64,010
50th Percentile Wage
$84,230
75th Percentile Wage
$111,430
90th Percentile Wage
$144,210

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 $144,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineers is $51,070.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,230
1.98% 4.17%
2016
$82,560
-1.36% -
2015
$83,680
1.24% -
2014
$82,640
1.15% -
2013
$81,690
1.19% -
2012
$80,720
- -

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

The average salaries of environmental engineers in ten 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 legal services industry with an annual salary $111,640. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $79,840). For detailed environmental engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Legal Services
$111,640
Scientific Research and Development Services
$102,410
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$102,410
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$102,000
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$92,920
Engineering Services
$86,240
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$85,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$84,230
Testing Laboratories
$80,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$79,840

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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