Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.

After graduation, environmental engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $120,383, while the bottom 20% make closer to $39,744. The median grad salary is $69,171.

Environmental Engineering graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering is $49,411.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for environmental engineering graduates

The highest paying careers for environmental engineering graduates are environmental engineer and civil engineer, with top salaries averaging around $87,581.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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