Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
52,600 1.9 % $42.33 $88,040 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.15 $31.06 $40.65 $51.26 $61.75
Annual Wage (2) $50,230 $64,610 $84,560 $106,610 $128,440


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 15,350 1.10 $43.36 $90,190
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 10,570 0.85 $41.53 $86,390
State Government (OES Designation) 7,470 0.34 $36.74 $76,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,100 0.08 $38.95 $81,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,160 0.16 $47.92 $99,670

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 1,550 1.11 $40.85 $84,960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,350 1.10 $43.36 $90,190
Waste Treatment and Disposal 900 0.96 $44.62 $92,810
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 10,570 0.85 $41.53 $86,390
Metal Ore Mining 190 0.44 $40.02 $83,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 30 0.30 $63.78 $132,660
Oil and Gas Extraction 470 0.24 $54.03 $112,390
Support Activities for Mining 110 0.03 $53.11 $110,460
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 60 0.03 $52.44 $109,080
Other Support Services 40 0.01 $51.93 $108,020


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 6,900 0.45 1.17 $49.03 $101,980
Pennsylvania 3,330 0.58 1.53 $40.96 $85,200
New York 3,060 0.34 0.89 $43.38 $90,220
Florida 2,950 0.37 0.98 $34.20 $71,130
Texas 2,840 0.25 0.64 $46.38 $96,470




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 430 1.31 3.43 $56.78 $118,100
Colorado 2,220 0.91 2.37 $45.12 $93,860
Massachusetts 2,820 0.83 2.17 $41.67 $86,670
Wyoming 230 0.81 2.14 $40.93 $85,120
New Mexico 610 0.77 2.01 $51.79 $107,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 430 1.31 3.43 $56.78 $118,100
New Mexico 610 0.77 2.01 $51.79 $107,730
California 6,900 0.45 1.17 $49.03 $101,980
Texas 2,840 0.25 0.64 $46.38 $96,470
District of Columbia 310 0.45 1.18 $46.28 $96,270





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,820 1.04 2.71 $43.08 $89,620
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.26 0.67 $46.69 $97,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,480 0.60 1.57 $34.30 $71,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.35 0.92 $52.09 $108,360
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 1.00 2.62 $50.03 $104,070
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,010 1.16 3.03 $49.32 $102,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 960 0.27 0.71 $39.26 $81,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 940 0.39 1.01 $48.61 $101,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 900 0.31 0.81 $44.82 $93,230
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 870 0.86 2.27 $42.39 $88,170




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 200 3.33 8.73 $46.53 $96,770
Jefferson City, MO 160 2.31 6.06 $28.51 $59,300
Kennewick-Richland, WA 210 2.03 5.32 $51.92 $108,000
Fairbanks, AK 60 1.54 4.04 $45.36 $94,350
Anchorage, AK 240 1.37 3.58 $63.34 $131,750
Fort Collins, CO 190 1.29 3.39 $47.82 $99,470
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 270 1.28 3.36 $42.09 $87,550
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 130 1.27 3.32 $39.22 $81,570
Montgomery, AL 200 1.25 3.27 $37.00 $76,960
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 70 1.23 3.23 $35.91 $74,680