Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Environmental Engineering Requirements

An Environmental Engineering degree provides the student with in-depth knowledge of relevant physical, chemical and biological systems with a strong emphasis on engineering design.

Environmental Engineers are educated to design and develop sustainable solutions to prevent environmental degradation and remediate existing environmental challenges around the world. This degree introduces the student to the best available practices into the planning, design, analysis, and operation of natural and engineered water systems, and the management of our air and earth resources.

Environmental Engineering Careers

The career trajectory of people with an Environmental Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Environmental Engineering degrees have experience in is Environmental Engineer, followed by Water Engineer, Climate Change Analyst, Civil Engineer, Engineer, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Technician, Biologist, Marine Biologist, and Sustainability Officer.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Environmental Engineer 7.8% 0.1% 130.5×
Water Engineer 3.2% 0.0% 232.0×
Climate Change Analyst 1.9% 0.0% 168.9×
Civil Engineer 2.1% 0.3% 6.8×
Engineer 4.1% 1.0% 4.1×
Environmental Consultant 3.0% 0.0% 88.7×
Environmental Technician 4.0% 0.0% 269.5×
Biologist 1.5% 0.3% 4.6×
Marine Biologist 1.0% 0.1% 15.0×
Sustainability Officer 3.5% 0.0% 120.4×

Environmental Engineering Salary

Environmental Engineering graduates earn on average $50k, putting them in the 75th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $42k
Median (average earners) $50k
75th (top earners) $56k

Environmental Engineering Underemployment

Environmental Engineering graduates are moderately employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 29%
Part-Time 28%
Low-paying 9%

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