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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 14033$47.37/hr$38.14/hr$40.78/hr$46.41/hr$55.86/hr$58.09/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing30$49.42/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities40$59.67/hr
Professional and Business Services200$53.54/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,100$48.12/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$44.52/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$39.35/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$39.83/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$38.70/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$44.26/hr-7.3%
Southwest Minnesota 70$48.12/hr0.0%
Southeast Minnesota 80$50.02/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$42.97/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 110$42.97/hr-2.6%
Northwest Balance of State 130$46.28/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$46.41/hr5.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 920$48.12/hr0.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 930$48.12/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,390$48.12/hr0.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Civil Engineers 3,500$49.23/hr8.1%
Petroleum Engineers 90$79.46/hrN/A
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 420$61.04/hr6.0%
Nuclear Engineers N/AN/AN/A
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 80$49.06/hr2.2%
Agricultural Engineers 20$42.73/hrN/A
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,020$82.67/hr3.6%
Chemical Engineers 90$51.26/hr11.9%
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,630$35.12/hr1.8%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 530$112,179.09/yr7.4%


  • Provide administrative support for projects by collecting data, providing project documentation, training staff, or performing other general administrative duties.
  • 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.
  • Provide technical support for environmental remediation or litigation projects, including remediation system design or determination of regulatory applicability.
  • Coordinate or manage environmental protection programs or projects, assigning or evaluating work.
  • Provide technical support for environmental remediation or litigation projects, including remediation system design or determination of regulatory applicability.
  • Inspect industrial or municipal facilities or programs to evaluate operational effectiveness or ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • 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.
  • Direct installation or operation of environmental monitoring devices or supervise related data collection programs.