Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $122,851.80* *Based on the 2021 average.
Environmental Engineer was the 116th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 1,881 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $126,911.
Government Environmental Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Environmental Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired an Environmental Engineer
Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $122,851.80. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $197,514 in 2021.
Common Environmental Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Environmental Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||1,802|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||22|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||13|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||13|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109)||12|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||7|
|RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment||4|
|NN - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Engineering And Scientific Career Path||2|
|GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions||2|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||2|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||1|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Environmental Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Supply Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Computer Clerk and Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Engineering Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Multiseries Position Classification Standard for Therapist||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|International Cooperation||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Environmental Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Engineer was $87,708. Since then, the average pay has increased to $122,852 in 2021.
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