Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $111,230.54* *Based on the 2015 average.

Environmental Engineer was the 111th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 2,046 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $113,835.

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 1,668 $113,835.11
Indian Health Service 63 $69,351.65
Department of Energy 37 $114,082.14
Veterans Health Administration 26 $83,145.62
Forest Service 24 $93,919.42
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $99,878.35
Natural Resources Conservation Service 14 $101,216.71
Goddard Space Flight Center 13 $114,348.85
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 13 $95,476.00
Bureau of Reclamation 12 $88,112.50
Federal Aviation Administration 12 $102,875.33
Headquarters, Nasa 10 $152,176.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 $123,490.80
Bureau of Land Management 9 $105,816.00
National Park Service 8 $118,150.63
National Institute of Standards and Technology 8 $100,870.13
Public Buildings Service 8 $100,138.00
National Institutes of Health 7 $109,734.86
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $102,689.14
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $109,721.33
Geological Survey 6 $104,791.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $96,880.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $102,174.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 5 $114,006.80
Agricultural Research Service 5 $92,062.60
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $123,943.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $90,201.75
Departmental Administration 4 $135,468.00
Indian Affairs 3 $91,389.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 3 $102,012.00
National Science Foundation 2 $166,394.50
Langley Research Center 2 $110,145.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $125,505.50
Small Business Administration 2 $99,770.00
U.S. Mint 2 $123,659.00
Rural Utilities Service 2 $125,212.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $107,204.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $116,411.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $118,069.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $129,490.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $159,200.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $82,840.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $79,564.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $132,368.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $89,295.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $158,700.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $105,725.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $95,596.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $157,608.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $80,716.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $111,230.54. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $201,980 in 2015.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,922
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 28
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 28
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 18
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 12
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 11
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 11
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 6
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
ZA - Administrative 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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