Information About Environmental Engineers

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Training

Environmental engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Environmental engineers
Training for Environmental Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 4.5
Some College 4.8
Associates Degree 3.7
Bachelors Degree 46.7
Masters Degree 33.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 6.4

Employment

Represents about 54,000 people in the United States- 0.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 16,000 more environmental engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 27,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, environmental engineers make $40.07 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Environmental engineers $23.50 $29.60 $38.00 $48.00 $57.40
Architecture and engineering occupations $19.00 $25.50 $34.60 $45.70 $57.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, environmental engineers make $83,340 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Environmental engineers $48,960 $61,560 $79,050 $100,010 $119,560
Architecture and engineering occupations $39,640 $53,220 $72,070 $95,230 $120,380
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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