Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

17-2081 Environmental Engineers



Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 6014$36.94/hr$26.85/hr$31.53/hr$35.58/hr$40.55/hr$50.31/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing50$43.53/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services570$42.66/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration230$40.89/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$37.31/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10N/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 10$41.81/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$40.72/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$42.50/hr-3.8%
Central Minnesota 30$33.30/hr26.0%
Southwest Minnesota 30$38.58/hr14.3%
Northeast Minnesota 50$41.80/hr12.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$40.52/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$35.12/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$35.58/hr4.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 710$42.33/hr10.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 710$42.18/hrN/A
Minnesota 870$41.80/hr12.2%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Architectural and Engineering Managers 3,960$69.59/hr6.7%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 450$44.38/hr7.4%
Agricultural Engineers 10$38.02/hrN/A
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 570$100,085.77/yr10.4%
Petroleum Engineers 50$57.76/hrN/A
Nuclear Engineers 180$57.42/hrN/A
Landscape Architects 470$37.26/hr8.6%
Civil Engineers 6,260$44.27/hr12.7%
Animal Scientists 200$30.89/hr6.1%
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,800$36.18/hr13.7%


  • Provide technical direction or supervision to junior engineers, engineering or computer-aided design (CAD) technicians, or other technical personnel.
  • Provide technical support for environmental remediation or litigation projects, including remediation system design or determination of regulatory applicability.
  • Provide technical direction or supervision to junior engineers, engineering or computer-aided design (CAD) technicians, or other technical personnel.
  • Prepare, review, or update environmental investigation or recommendation reports.
  • Provide administrative support for projects by collecting data, providing project documentation, training staff, or performing other general administrative duties.
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, experts in law or business, or other specialists to address environmental problems.
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, experts in law or business, or other specialists to address environmental problems.
  • Develop proposed project objectives and targets and report to management on progress in attaining them.
  • Write technical reports or publications related to water resources development or water use efficiency.
  • Coordinate or manage environmental protection programs or projects, assigning or evaluating work.