Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $108,410.03* *Based on the 2013 average.

Environmental Engineer was the 107th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 2,180 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $110,072.

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 1,812 $110,071.53
Indian Health Service 51 $69,223.59
Forest Service 32 $90,579.53
Department of Energy 29 $121,906.83
Veterans Health Administration 28 $85,488.61
Natural Resources Conservation Service 19 $98,471.32
U.S. Coast Guard 18 $95,269.00
Federal Aviation Administration 11 $101,334.36
Bureau of Land Management 11 $110,157.18
Goddard Space Flight Center 10 $116,336.20
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 $115,377.50
National Park Service 10 $108,916.70
Headquarters, Nasa 10 $145,598.50
Public Buildings Service 8 $94,040.63
National Institutes of Health 8 $106,485.88
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 8 $99,267.75
Bureau of Reclamation 8 $89,606.25
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $105,407.75
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $110,853.43
National Institute of Standards and Technology 6 $105,606.50
Agricultural Research Service 6 $87,995.00
Geological Survey 6 $100,135.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $103,685.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $115,557.00
Departmental Administration 5 $136,635.80
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $110,990.20
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 5 $118,522.80
Indian Affairs 3 $86,190.33
Small Business Administration 3 $103,328.67
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $104,734.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $107,306.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $123,842.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $98,377.50
U.S. Mint 2 $119,706.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $94,959.00
Langley Research Center 2 $106,363.50
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $122,744.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $155,500.00
National Science Foundation 1 $163,957.00
Ames Research Center 1 $137,360.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $103,641.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $132,692.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $90,005.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $112,774.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $154,501.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $81,204.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $115,742.00
Department of State 1 $119,238.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $84,863.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $72,234.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $126,251.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $126,751.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $152,635.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $108,410.03. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $198,000 in 2013.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,037
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 45
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 28
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 18
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 16
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 9
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 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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