Median annual earnings of environmental engineers were $61,410 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $47,650 and $77,360. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $38,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $91,510. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of environmental engineers in 2002 were:
|Architectural, engineering, and related services
|Management, scientific, and technical consulting services
According to a 2003 salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, bachelorís degree candidates in environmental/environmental health engineering received starting offers averaging $44,702 a year.