Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
52,280 1.8 % $42.56 $88,530 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.96 $30.70 $40.81 $51.89 $62.56
Annual Wage (2) $49,830 $63,860 $84,890 $107,920 $130,120


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 14,300 1.02 $44.08 $91,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 10,390 0.78 $40.74 $84,740
State Government (OES Designation) 7,790 0.36 $36.78 $76,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,480 0.08 $40.58 $84,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,190 0.16 $48.05 $99,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,010 1.06 $45.41 $94,450
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 1,430 1.02 $42.47 $88,330
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 14,300 1.02 $44.08 $91,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 10,390 0.78 $40.74 $84,740
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 280 0.57 $44.07 $91,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 60 0.01 $54.80 $113,990
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 190 0.12 $53.42 $111,110
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 160 0.17 $52.60 $109,410
Legal Services (8) (8) $51.87 $107,880
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $51.58 $107,290


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 7,360 0.46 1.24 $50.56 $105,160
New York 3,300 0.36 0.97 $42.88 $89,190
Pennsylvania 3,250 0.56 1.52 $40.00 $83,200
Texas 2,910 0.25 0.67 $42.37 $88,130
Massachusetts 2,630 0.76 2.04 $42.69 $88,800




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 460 1.42 3.82 $59.57 $123,900
Wyoming 240 0.86 2.30 $43.98 $91,470
Idaho 530 0.80 2.14 $42.88 $89,180
Massachusetts 2,630 0.76 2.04 $42.69 $88,800
Montana 340 0.75 2.01 $38.30 $79,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 460 1.42 3.82 $59.57 $123,900
California 7,360 0.46 1.24 $50.56 $105,160
District of Columbia 310 0.44 1.19 $47.37 $98,530
Ohio 1,210 0.23 0.61 $47.10 $97,970
Virginia 1,200 0.32 0.86 $47.00 $97,770





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.28 0.75 $46.14 $95,960
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,780 0.99 2.66 $44.78 $93,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.33 0.89 $52.55 $109,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,290 0.50 1.35 $32.95 $68,530
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,260 0.89 2.40 $46.53 $96,790
Pittsburgh, PA 1,100 0.97 2.59 $42.84 $89,110
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,080 1.19 3.19 $49.95 $103,900
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.93 2.50 $56.26 $117,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 990 0.40 1.06 $50.03 $104,070
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 970 0.27 0.72 $38.81 $80,730




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)
Idaho Falls, ID 260 4.17 11.19 $46.13 $95,940
Jefferson City, MO 220 3.07 8.23 $28.64 $59,570
Kennewick-Richland, WA 310 2.91 7.83 $53.22 $110,690
Carson City, NV 50 1.79 4.80 $32.29 $67,160
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.71 4.58 $46.57 $96,860
Anchorage, AK 250 1.44 3.85 $68.03 $141,500
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 130 1.25 3.35 $40.14 $83,500
Fort Collins, CO 180 1.22 3.28 $53.18 $110,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,080 1.19 3.19 $49.95 $103,900
Springfield, IL 120 1.17 3.13 $40.83 $84,920