There are currently an estimated 89,500 environmental consultants in the United States. The environmental consultant job market is expected to grow by 11.1% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are environmental consultants?

CareerExplorer rates environmental consultants with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 16,800 environmental consultants. That number is based on 9,900 additional environmental consultants, and the retirement of 6,900 existing environmental consultants.

What’s the supply of environmental consultants?

The environmental consultant industry is concentrated in California, Florida, Texas

Environmental Consultant job market by state

State Name Employed Environmental Consultants
California 12,820
Florida 5,240
Texas 4,260
New York 4,170
North Carolina 3,730
Colorado 3,140
Washington 3,130
Virginia 2,810
New Jersey 2,790
Ohio 2,770
Illinois 2,590
Michigan 2,550
Maryland 2,230
Pennsylvania 2,190
Massachusetts 1,720
Minnesota 1,700
Tennessee 1,400
District of Columbia 1,400
Arizona 1,300
Georgia 1,190
Kentucky 1,180
New Mexico 1,150
Louisiana 1,110
Missouri 960
Oregon 940
Wisconsin 900
Alabama 890
Indiana 880
Utah 770
Connecticut 760
Hawaii 680
Nevada 660
Alaska 620
Iowa 590
Kansas 560
Idaho 520
Mississippi 470
Vermont 450
Maine 450
Puerto Rico 430
Wyoming 430
Montana 420
Delaware 420
Nebraska 400
New Hampshire 390
West Virginia 380
Oklahoma 360
South Carolina 330
North Dakota 320
Arkansas 320
Rhode Island 290
South Dakota 210
Virgin Islands 40