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Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $113,701.67* *Based on the 2017 average.

Environmental Engineer was the 115th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 2,008 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $116,494.

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 1,652 $116,493.68
Indian Health Service 73 $69,259.95
Department of Energy 32 $117,249.16
Forest Service 30 $97,626.47
Veterans Health Administration 22 $78,731.41
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 16 $99,436.81
Natural Resources Conservation Service 15 $108,060.20
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $96,936.27
Goddard Space Flight Center 14 $120,594.93
Bureau of Reclamation 12 $90,197.83
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 $135,846.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $116,508.33
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $159,407.00
National Institutes of Health 8 $122,301.00
Bureau of Land Management 7 $102,226.86
National Park Service 7 $117,577.43
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $116,343.83
Agricultural Research Service 5 $97,090.80
Geological Survey 5 $104,537.40
Departmental Administration 4 $143,059.50
Public Buildings Service 4 $115,315.25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4 $99,073.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $105,052.25
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 4 $96,229.25
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $94,440.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $131,853.33
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 3 $109,476.67
Food and Drug Administration 2 $87,692.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $93,835.50
Indian Affairs 2 $98,676.00
Rural Utilities Service 2 $111,670.50
Federal Highway Administration 2 $96,116.50
Small Business Administration 2 $108,019.00
Langley Research Center 2 $116,626.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $128,825.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $117,085.00
Department of State 1 $134,426.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $88,460.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $134,411.00
Ames Research Center 1 $159,812.00
National Science Foundation 1 $174,569.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $135,426.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $123,234.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $161,900.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $100,118.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $112,074.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $161,900.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $141,597.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $93,821.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $141,894.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $97,956.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $113,701.67. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $206,525 in 2017.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,887
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 42
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 20
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 15
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 15
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 11
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Engineer was $87,708. Since then, the average pay has increased to $122,852 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0819.

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