Environmental Engineer Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental engineers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental engineers among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,230
25th Percentile Wage
$62,650
50th Percentile Wage
$86,760
75th Percentile Wage
$110,250
90th Percentile Wage
$128,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.75
25th Percentile Wage
$30.12
50th Percentile Wage
$41.71
75th Percentile Wage
$53.00
90th Percentile Wage
$61.91

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.91. The median hourly salary is $41.71. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.75.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,760-6.35%-5.81%
201592,2703.97%-
201488,610-4.72%-
201392,7901.07%-
201291,800--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental engineers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental engineers in state of Texas ranges from $73,740 to $113,680. The highest paying area for environmental engineers in Texas is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $113,680. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $102,280). The lowest paying area is Corpus Christi with a median annual salary of $73,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$113,680
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$102,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$99,260
Victoria
$97,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$96,210
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$91,430
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$89,040
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$87,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$86,800
Fort Worth-Arlington
$86,500
El Paso
$77,880
Corpus Christi
$73,740


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