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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
53,070 1.8 % $44.54 $92,640 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.57 $32.02 $42.13 $53.95 $65.91
Annual Wage (2) $53,180 $66,590 $87,620 $112,230 $137,090


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 14,490 1.00 $45.66 $94,960
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 11,260 0.78 $43.82 $91,150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,110 0.33 $39.80 $82,780
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,460 0.08 $42.60 $88,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,040 0.15 $49.64 $103,240

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 1,600 1.07 $43.77 $91,050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 14,490 1.00 $45.66 $94,960
Waste Treatment and Disposal 930 0.95 $47.09 $97,950
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 410 0.79 $46.77 $97,280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 11,260 0.78 $43.82 $91,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 330 0.07 $53.03 $110,310
Waste Collection (8) (8) $52.18 $108,540
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 480 0.13 $51.61 $107,360
Oil and Gas Extraction 430 0.30 $51.51 $107,140
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 440 0.39 $51.21 $106,510


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 8,790 0.52 1.41 $50.71 $105,480
Texas 3,230 0.27 0.73 $49.36 $102,660
New York 3,100 0.33 0.90 $43.49 $90,470
Pennsylvania 2,960 0.51 1.38 $42.99 $89,410
Massachusetts 2,820 0.79 2.15 $43.30 $90,070




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 390 1.25 3.41 $56.10 $116,680
Montana 460 1.00 2.72 $40.84 $84,960
Wyoming 230 0.87 2.36 $45.04 $93,680
Massachusetts 2,820 0.79 2.15 $43.30 $90,070
Idaho 430 0.61 1.66 $46.57 $96,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 390 1.25 3.41 $56.10 $116,680
Louisiana 450 0.24 0.65 $52.40 $108,980
California 8,790 0.52 1.41 $50.71 $105,480
Texas 3,230 0.27 0.73 $49.36 $102,660
Maryland 1,540 0.57 1.56 $49.35 $102,650





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 2,700 0.44 1.20 $50.46 $104,960
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,300 0.24 0.66 $45.93 $95,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,270 0.82 2.24 $43.98 $91,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,540 0.64 1.74 $54.41 $113,170
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,500 1.52 4.16 $54.33 $113,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,240 0.40 1.08 $49.38 $102,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,230 0.46 1.25 $38.81 $80,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,210 0.41 1.11 $59.33 $123,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,190 0.42 1.14 $44.69 $92,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,090 0.23 0.64 $44.28 $92,100




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 470 4.16 11.35 $52.29 $108,770
Jefferson City, MO 200 2.62 7.14 $28.69 $59,670
Carson City, NV 50 1.61 4.39 $34.26 $71,260
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.57 4.29 $41.42 $86,160
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,500 1.52 4.16 $54.33 $113,000
Bismarck, ND 100 1.50 4.08 $34.15 $71,040
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 140 1.25 3.42 $42.07 $87,510
Syracuse, NY 340 1.13 3.08 $39.96 $83,110
Manchester, NH 130 1.11 3.04 $52.41 $109,020
Barnstable Town, MA 110 1.11 3.02 $41.15 $85,590