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Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $111,557.48* *Based on the 2016 average.

Environmental Engineer was the 113th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,049 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $114,347.

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 1,682 $114,347.42
Indian Health Service 73 $68,631.07
Department of Energy 36 $115,190.94
Forest Service 29 $96,420.76
Veterans Health Administration 25 $77,938.52
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 15 $94,472.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 15 $103,304.53
Goddard Space Flight Center 13 $117,959.31
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $128,157.91
Bureau of Reclamation 11 $86,003.64
National Institute of Standards and Technology 10 $104,247.00
Federal Aviation Administration 10 $104,146.00
Headquarters, Nasa 9 $152,834.67
Bureau of Land Management 8 $100,236.88
National Park Service 8 $114,588.00
National Institutes of Health 7 $114,999.71
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $99,012.29
Public Buildings Service 7 $105,689.00
Geological Survey 6 $113,188.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $100,035.33
Agricultural Research Service 5 $94,331.60
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $92,626.80
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $101,290.25
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $109,196.50
Departmental Administration 4 $138,308.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $98,596.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $126,277.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 3 $104,315.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $119,643.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $145,588.50
Small Business Administration 2 $102,617.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $109,457.50
Indian Affairs 2 $91,132.00
Langley Research Center 2 $113,099.00
Rural Utilities Service 2 $128,851.00
National Science Foundation 1 $169,686.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $119,794.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $84,044.00
U.S. Mint 1 $113,368.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $92,145.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $95,704.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $130,666.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $81,864.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $159,572.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $89,949.00
Department of State 1 $127,036.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $109,915.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $81,889.00
Ames Research Center 1 $154,600.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $157,915.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $134,296.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $111,557.48. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $204,000 in 2016.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,921
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 38
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 23
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 22
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 11
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 6
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
ZA - Administrative 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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