There are currently an estimated 53,800 environmental engineers in the United States. The environmental engineer job market is expected to grow by 8.4% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are environmental engineers?

CareerExplorer rates environmental engineers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,600 environmental engineers. That number is based on 4,500 additional environmental engineers, and the retirement of 4,100 existing environmental engineers.

What’s the supply of environmental engineers?

The environmental engineer industry is concentrated in California, New York, Pennsylvania

Environmental Engineer job market by state

State Name Employed Environmental Engineers
California 8,180
New York 3,280
Pennsylvania 3,160
Texas 2,900
Massachusetts 2,750
Washington 1,800
Colorado 1,750
Georgia 1,690
Illinois 1,460
Michigan 1,410
Maryland 1,390
North Carolina 1,320
Florida 1,250
Ohio 1,250
Virginia 1,230
New Jersey 1,220
Tennessee 1,100
Minnesota 1,080
Missouri 1,080
Arizona 820
South Carolina 770
Alabama 750
Oklahoma 740
Connecticut 710
Wisconsin 700
Indiana 680
Oregon 620
Idaho 500
Louisiana 500
Alaska 470
Montana 470
Kansas 460
Utah 440
New Mexico 420
Mississippi 400
Kentucky 370
Nevada 370
District of Columbia 360
Iowa 340
West Virginia 320
Nebraska 320
Puerto Rico 250
New Hampshire 240
Rhode Island 220
Hawaii 210
Wyoming 200
Maine 200
Delaware 190
Vermont 150
Arkansas 150
North Dakota 140
South Dakota 80