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 503$34.00/hr$26.52/hr$28.73/hr$32.03/hr$38.85/hr$43.40/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing40$43.43/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services800$42.18/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration280$40.38/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/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
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$46.65/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$34.61/hr14.3%
Northeast Minnesota 30$43.39/hr12.5%
Southeast Minnesota 30$43.39/hr-3.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$40.81/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$31.81/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$30.20/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$32.03/hr4.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 930$43.39/hr10.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 970$43.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,130N/A12.2%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineering Managers 4,080$67.49/hr6.7%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 390$44.19/hr7.4%
Agricultural Engineers 20$38.94/hrN/A
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 530$102,516.37/yr10.4%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,710$37.42/hr5.5%
Petroleum Engineers N/AN/AN/A
Nuclear Engineers N/AN/A-3.7%
Landscape Architects 250$35.70/hr8.6%
Civil Engineers 5,470$43.41/hr12.7%
Animal Scientists 210$32.16/hr6.1%


  • 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.