Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

17-2081 Environmental Engineers

Design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental health hazards utilizing various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
50,610 2.0 % $38.82 $80,750 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.92 $28.76 $37.04 $46.48 $55.65
Annual Wage (2) $47,660 $59,820 $77,040 $96,680 $115,750


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 14,970 $39.89 $82,980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 10,630 $39.28 $81,690
State Government (OES Designation) 6,600 $31.96 $66,470
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,190 $35.89 $74,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,750 $46.35 $96,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of Companies and Enterprises 910 $47.03 $97,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,750 $46.35 $96,410
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) $45.06 $93,730
Rail Transportation 50 $44.56 $92,690
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 110 $43.35 $90,170


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Wyoming 430 $35.46 $73,760 1.508
Alaska 330 $36.73 $76,410 1.061
Massachusetts 2,530 $40.41 $84,050 0.799
New Mexico 550 $46.11 $95,910 0.689
Vermont 200 (8) (8) 0.684

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Mexico 550 $46.11 $95,910 0.689
District of Columbia 440 $45.89 $95,440 0.684
Maryland 1,370 $42.36 $88,110 0.549
Hawaii 200 $41.91 $87,170 0.344
California 5,390 $41.51 $86,340 0.371


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Casper, WY 130 $38.61 $80,310 3.273
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 230 $46.98 $97,710 2.429
Carson City, NV 60 $37.11 $77,190 2.135
Huntsville, AL 420 (8) (8) 2.042
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 220 $41.75 $86,850 1.870

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Hattiesburg, MS (8) $51.86 $107,860 (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,080 $51.19 $106,480 0.590
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 $50.27 $104,560 0.122
Ann Arbor, MI 40 $49.35 $102,640 0.208
Bakersfield, CA 110 $49.08 $102,080 0.419


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010