The median annual wage for environmental engineers was $84,560 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $50,230, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $128,440.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for environmental engineers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Federal government, excluding postal service
Local government, excluding education and hospitals
Management, scientific, and technical consulting services
State government, excluding education and hospitals
Most environmental engineers work full time. Those who manage projects often work more than 40 hours per week to monitor the project's progress, ensure deadlines are met, and recommend corrective action when needed. About 1 out of 5 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics