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Salary, Wages, Pay: Environmental Engineers




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 $58,620
Management, scientific, and technical consulting services 57,800
State government 54,160

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.