Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $110,730.81* *Based on the 2014 average.
2,060 EMPLOYEES
$227.22M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Environmental Engineer was the 139th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 2,060 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $112,832.

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 1,685 $112,832.10
Indian Health Service 58 $69,346.50
Department of Energy 32 $121,223.91
Forest Service 32 $92,520.16
Veterans Health Administration 27 $86,388.44
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $98,165.47
Natural Resources Conservation Service 16 $99,517.38
Goddard Space Flight Center 12 $112,139.42
Federal Aviation Administration 11 $105,041.45
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10 $97,154.40
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 $120,920.20
Bureau of Land Management 10 $107,207.50
Headquarters, Nasa 10 $147,588.60
Public Buildings Service 9 $97,464.44
Bureau of Reclamation 9 $91,770.00
National Park Service 9 $114,559.67
National Institutes of Health 8 $108,645.38
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $109,739.29
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $104,547.86
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $102,030.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $107,711.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $121,434.60
Geological Survey 5 $107,579.40
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $112,148.60
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 5 $121,571.60
Departmental Administration 5 $138,009.40
Agricultural Research Service 5 $90,729.20
Small Business Administration 3 $106,506.00
Indian Affairs 3 $89,711.67
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 3 $99,498.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $138,486.33
U.S. Mint 2 $120,971.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $104,083.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $103,931.00
National Science Foundation 2 $165,596.00
Langley Research Center 2 $109,130.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $120,869.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $111,409.50
Department of State 1 $120,429.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $75,321.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $131,053.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $88,028.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $131,853.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $104,679.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $119,201.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $92,406.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $123,970.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $156,043.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $157,100.00
Ames Research Center 1 $139,031.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $82,019.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $110,730.81. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $209,930 in 2014.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,931
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 31
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 31
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 19
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 13
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 8
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
ZA - Administrative 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP

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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