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Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $94,936.60* *Based on the 2006 average.

Environmental Engineer was the 101st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 2,336 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $96,252.

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.

Job Description

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Environmental Protection Agency 1,953 $96,251.97
Department of Energy 60 $102,916.35
Indian Health Service 51 $59,606.98
Forest Service 33 $78,298.58
Natural Resources Conservation Service 25 $84,109.64
Veterans Health Administration 22 $78,506.23
U.S. Coast Guard 19 $87,718.89
National Park Service 15 $93,878.47
Federal Aviation Administration 13 $95,674.38
Headquarters, Nasa 12 $120,916.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 12 $101,652.58
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $92,884.64
Bureau of Land Management 10 $90,992.60
Bureau of Reclamation 9 $78,109.44
Goddard Space Flight Center 9 $98,291.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $96,075.57
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $93,041.86
Agricultural Research Service 6 $67,541.67
Geological Survey 6 $76,186.17
Public Buildings Service 5 $88,146.00
National Institutes of Health 5 $97,951.80
Departmental Administration 5 $116,685.60
Indian Affairs 4 $77,436.75
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $97,054.75
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $86,037.00
U.S. Mint 3 $102,808.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $89,893.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $123,274.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $111,332.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $94,454.00
Federal Supply Service 1 $87,068.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $106,641.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $99,200.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $97,976.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $97,500.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $72,671.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $75,977.00
Ames Research Center 1 $130,134.00
National Science Foundation 1 $121,127.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $93,824.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $139,774.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $100,554.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $77,283.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $100,547.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $102,590.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $103,594.00
Department of State 1 $94,454.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $68,748.00
Small Business Administration 1 $85,383.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $99,203.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $94,936.60. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $163,295 in 2006.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,188
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 48
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 42
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 18
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 13
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 9
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 4
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
EE - Expert (other) 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

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
Distribution Facilities and Storage ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Management and Program AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Landscape ArchitectureProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Health System SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Social WorkProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Environmental Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Engineer was $87,708. Since then, the average pay has increased to $118,261 in 2019.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0819.

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