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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

17-2081 Environmental Engineers

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
53,150 1.9 % $45.30 $94,220 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.12 $32.69 $42.72 $54.93 $68.30
Annual Wage (2) $54,330 $68,000 $88,860 $114,250 $142,070


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,550 1.04 $46.43 $96,580
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 11,060 0.74 $45.16 $93,930
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,090 0.33 $40.49 $84,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,950 0.07 $42.30 $87,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,990 0.15 $49.65 $103,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 1,750 1.10 $42.42 $88,230
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,550 1.04 $46.43 $96,580
Waste Treatment and Disposal 940 0.93 $51.80 $107,750
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 11,060 0.74 $45.16 $93,930
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 310 0.58 $44.50 $92,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Collection 120 0.07 $55.77 $116,010
Natural Gas Distribution 130 0.12 $54.03 $112,380
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 330 0.06 $53.42 $111,120
Oil and Gas Extraction 550 0.39 $53.42 $111,110
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 500 0.45 $52.86 $109,960


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,640 0.50 1.37 $50.12 $104,260
Texas 3,250 0.26 0.72 $52.18 $108,530
New York 3,110 0.33 0.90 $45.55 $94,750
Massachusetts 2,910 0.80 2.22 $44.20 $91,950
Pennsylvania 2,700 0.46 1.26 $45.10 $93,810




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 320 1.01 2.80 $47.63 $99,080
Montana 440 0.95 2.62 $41.83 $87,020
Massachusetts 2,910 0.80 2.22 $44.20 $91,950
Oklahoma 970 0.60 1.66 $39.42 $81,990
Wyoming 160 0.59 1.63 $44.89 $93,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,250 0.26 0.72 $52.18 $108,530
Idaho 340 0.47 1.29 $51.14 $106,360
Washington 1,900 0.57 1.58 $50.35 $104,740
California 8,640 0.50 1.37 $50.12 $104,260
Maryland 1,280 0.47 1.31 $50.09 $104,180





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,910 0.47 1.29 $48.75 $101,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,320 0.83 2.29 $44.96 $93,520
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,270 0.24 0.65 $49.20 $102,330
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,620 1.59 4.41 $54.22 $112,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,440 0.47 1.30 $59.30 $123,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,340 0.54 1.50 $54.24 $112,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,320 0.48 1.33 $40.00 $83,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,270 0.40 1.10 $49.51 $102,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,150 0.40 1.10 $47.31 $98,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,050 0.22 0.62 $45.57 $94,790




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Richland, WA 480 4.08 11.26 $54.76 $113,900
Jefferson City, MO 180 2.43 6.72 $28.11 $58,470
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.93 5.32 $45.54 $94,720
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,620 1.59 4.41 $54.22 $112,770
Bismarck, ND 110 1.57 4.35 $35.09 $72,980
Carson City, NV 50 1.56 4.30 $36.72 $76,390
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 330 1.46 4.04 (8) (8)
Manchester, NH 140 1.20 3.32 $50.92 $105,910
Trenton, NJ 270 1.12 3.10 $40.41 $84,060
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 510 1.12 3.09 $41.92 $87,180