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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,660
25th Percentile Wage
$76,240
50th Percentile Wage
$97,530
75th Percentile Wage
$118,650
90th Percentile Wage
$140,250

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 $140,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,660.

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
$97,530
2.24% 8.85%
2016
$95,350
2.93% -
2015
$92,560
1.78% -
2014
$90,910
3.08% -
2013
$88,110
-0.90% -
2012
$88,900
- -

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 $76,200 to $106,620. The highest paying area for environmental engineers in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $106,620. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $105,070). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $76,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$106,620
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$105,070
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$104,660
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$98,070
Tacoma
$95,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$90,100
Bremerton-Silverdale
$88,530
Olympia
$88,350
Spokane
$76,200




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