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Environmental Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Environmental Engineer"

How much does an Environmental Engineer in the federal government get paid? $118,261.15* *Based on the 2019 average.

Environmental Engineer was the 272nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 1,981 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Engineering, with an average salary of $121,792.

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 1,605 $121,792.25
Indian Health Service 91 $69,236.40
Forest Service 29 $100,459.83
Department of Energy 27 $124,530.09
Veterans Health Administration 23 $85,810.26
U.S. Coast Guard 18 $105,435.17
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 16 $109,064.25
Natural Resources Conservation Service 14 $112,513.14
Goddard Space Flight Center 13 $127,323.46
Federal Aviation Administration 12 $105,080.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 $142,855.89
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $127,935.22
National Institutes of Health 8 $129,936.38
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $163,086.75
Bureau of Land Management 8 $107,904.75
National Park Service 7 $114,862.57
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $124,185.17
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 5 $112,881.60
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $128,805.40
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 $97,249.80
Geological Survey 5 $114,748.20
Agricultural Research Service 5 $102,447.20
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $89,292.20
Public Buildings Service 4 $120,702.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $113,964.00
Departmental Administration 3 $149,863.67
Langley Research Center 3 $99,803.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $98,033.50
Indian Affairs 2 $101,171.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $117,862.50
Small Business Administration 2 $115,572.00
Rural Utilities Service 2 $115,995.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $102,477.00
Federal Highway Administration 2 $99,256.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $133,311.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $103,646.00
Ames Research Center 2 $138,490.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $138,678.50
Rural Housing Service 1 $96,978.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $90,461.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $128,920.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $152,133.00
National Science Foundation 1 $182,627.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $129,154.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $148,445.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $106,443.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $116,240.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $99,172.00
U.S. Mint 1 $0.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $144,538.00
Department of State 1 $144,538.00

Environmental Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Engineer is $118,261.15. The highest paid Environmental Engineer made $185,818 in 2019.

Common Environmental Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,865
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 40
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 19
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 15
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 13
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 12
NN - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Engineering And Scientific Career Path 5
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 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

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0819.

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