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Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $105,808.84* *Based on the 2009 average.

Environmental Engineer was the 104th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 2,279 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $107,489.

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 1,930 $107,489.12
Indian Health Service 57 $65,538.63
Department of Energy 43 $117,095.93
Forest Service 30 $86,918.70
Veterans Health Administration 27 $82,638.22
Natural Resources Conservation Service 21 $96,111.71
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $95,585.82
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $100,177.82
Headquarters, Nasa 11 $139,620.36
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $109,319.91
Federal Aviation Administration 10 $92,922.90
National Park Service 9 $108,368.00
National Institutes of Health 7 $105,380.57
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $82,969.57
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $117,366.17
Public Buildings Service 6 $106,670.67
Bureau of Land Management 6 $105,497.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 6 $111,334.17
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $103,109.20
Departmental Administration 5 $128,704.40
Agricultural Research Service 5 $78,591.20
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $101,424.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $102,949.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $113,366.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $83,072.67
Small Business Administration 3 $95,354.33
U.S. Mint 3 $109,863.33
Geological Survey 3 $82,694.67
Indian Affairs 2 $87,073.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $116,321.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $109,374.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $113,726.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $81,898.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $151,275.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $121,344.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $86,927.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $123,269.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $115,507.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $98,568.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $112,995.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $119,844.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $153,200.00
National Science Foundation 1 $160,578.00
Ames Research Center 1 $123,335.00
Langley Research Center 1 $95,510.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $115,016.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $79,280.00
Department of State 1 $109,145.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $105,808.84. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $177,000 in 2009.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,093
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 49
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 36
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 31
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 28
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 12
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 9
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / 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
Supply Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Computer Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Multiseries Position Classification Standard for Therapist Professional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
International CooperationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Environmental Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Engineer was $87,708. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,468 in 2018.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0819.

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