Environmental Engineers

Training Requirements for Environmental Engineers

Environmental engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Environmental engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.4
High School 4.4
Some College 4.9
Associates Degree 3.2
Bachelors Degree 48.3
Masters Degree 33.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.9

Employment Outlook for Environmental Engineers

This represents about 55,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 6,000 more environmental engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 22,000 more.

Typical Income for Environmental Engineers

Hourly Income

On average,environmental engineers make $42.56 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Environmental engineers $23.96 $30.70 $40.81 $51.89 $62.56
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Engineers $26.76 $33.75 $43.75 $56.42 $70.99
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, environmental engineers make $88,530 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Environmental engineers $49,830 $63,860 $84,890 $107,920 $130,120
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Engineers $55,670 $70,190 $91,010 $117,350 $147,670
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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