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Environmental Engineer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental engineers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental engineers among Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Environmental Engineers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,490
25th Percentile Wage
$64,740
50th Percentile Wage
$82,780
75th Percentile Wage
$104,150
90th Percentile Wage
$129,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,780
5.05% 7.53%
2016
$78,600
-2.65% -
2015
$80,680
2.66% -
2014
$78,530
-1.88% -
2013
$80,010
4.32% -
2012
$76,550
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Engineers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental engineers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental engineers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $59,840 to $106,930. The highest paying area for environmental engineers in Pennsylvania is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman with a median annual salary of $106,930. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $99,170). The lowest paying area is Erie with a median annual salary of $59,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$106,930
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$99,170
Newark-Union
$97,200
Philadelphia
$92,520
Lancaster
$89,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$88,040
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$84,810
Pittsburgh
$83,990
Reading
$81,860
Williamsport
$81,570
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$79,610
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$78,940
York-Hanover
$74,410
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$74,170
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$72,010
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$69,180
State College
$64,820
Erie
$59,840




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