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Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $107,313.14* *Based on the 2010 average.

Environmental Engineer was the 108th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 2,304 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $108,990.

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 1,947 $108,989.57
Indian Health Service 55 $66,854.05
Department of Energy 39 $120,057.41
Veterans Health Administration 31 $83,464.03
Forest Service 31 $87,498.32
Natural Resources Conservation Service 21 $96,338.43
U.S. Coast Guard 16 $98,572.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 12 $116,900.83
National Park Service 11 $104,260.09
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $106,827.18
Headquarters, Nasa 10 $142,068.90
Federal Aviation Administration 9 $94,455.89
National Institutes of Health 8 $104,341.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 8 $115,062.75
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $83,101.71
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $105,061.29
Bureau of Land Management 7 $99,357.71
Public Buildings Service 6 $110,008.00
Agricultural Research Service 6 $80,100.17
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $104,396.20
Departmental Administration 5 $135,300.00
Geological Survey 4 $89,132.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 4 $110,254.75
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $116,218.75
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $108,021.00
Small Business Administration 3 $99,263.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $68,652.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $110,989.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $114,255.50
U.S. Mint 2 $120,423.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $123,423.00
Indian Affairs 2 $86,164.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $118,410.50
Department of State 1 $112,224.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $81,204.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $119,249.00
Langley Research Center 1 $99,913.00
Ames Research Center 1 $126,076.00
National Science Foundation 1 $163,957.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $81,823.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $155,500.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $116,131.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $117,742.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $89,033.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $154,501.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $102,853.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $123,744.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $82,570.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $148,510.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $128,551.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $100,096.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $122,744.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $107,313.14. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $179,700 in 2010.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,121
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 54
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 29
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 29
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 29
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 14
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 7
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (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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