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Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $106,814.44* *Based on the 2011 average.

Environmental Engineer was the 103rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 2,337 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $108,330.

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 1,964 $108,330.30
Indian Health Service 54 $66,940.39
Department of Energy 33 $121,609.48
Forest Service 32 $87,687.41
Veterans Health Administration 29 $83,374.72
Natural Resources Conservation Service 21 $95,345.38
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $98,180.12
National Park Service 11 $106,054.27
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $107,173.45
Headquarters, Nasa 11 $141,284.18
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $113,268.73
Federal Aviation Administration 10 $98,925.80
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 9 $110,247.56
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 $111,368.44
National Institutes of Health 9 $106,853.89
Public Buildings Service 9 $104,835.67
Bureau of Land Management 8 $108,437.63
Bureau of Reclamation 8 $83,720.88
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $107,493.14
National Institute of Standards and Technology 6 $109,291.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $107,250.40
Departmental Administration 5 $133,840.00
Agricultural Research Service 5 $85,021.20
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $109,220.60
Geological Survey 4 $101,000.25
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $118,158.50
Small Business Administration 4 $88,648.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $109,284.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $119,488.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $105,399.00
Langley Research Center 2 $104,752.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $134,137.00
U.S. Mint 2 $117,848.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $112,680.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $101,580.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $119,738.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $115,742.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $42,209.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $154,501.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $77,983.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $103,325.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $148,510.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $127,036.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $84,863.00
Department of State 1 $117,231.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $81,204.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $128,900.00
Ames Research Center 1 $133,844.00
National Science Foundation 1 $164,512.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $85,650.00
Indian Affairs 1 $90,005.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $155,500.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $126,651.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $55,413.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $106,814.44. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $215,640 in 2011.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,155
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 56
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 38
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 23
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 21
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 17
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 8
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 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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