Environmental Engineer Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental engineers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental engineers among Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,960
25th Percentile Wage
$76,030
50th Percentile Wage
$95,350
75th Percentile Wage
$117,220
90th Percentile Wage
$132,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $132,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.35
25th Percentile Wage
$36.56
50th Percentile Wage
$45.84
75th Percentile Wage
$56.35
90th Percentile Wage
$63.92

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.92. The median hourly salary is $45.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.35.

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
201695,3502.93%6.76%
201592,5601.78%-
201490,9103.08%-
201388,110-0.90%-
201288,900--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental engineers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental engineers in state of Washington ranges from $72,270 to $109,780. The highest paying area for environmental engineers in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $109,780. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $103,590). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $72,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$109,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$103,590
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$102,840
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$98,070
Bremerton-Silverdale
$93,640
Tacoma
$89,400
Olympia
$86,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$86,120
Spokane
$72,270


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