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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
Southwest Minnesota 307$48.82/hr$34.55/hr$38.29/hr$48.64/hr$60.01/hr$60.73/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing30$56.49/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$49.62/hr
Professional and Business Services560$48.50/hr
Public Administration160$45.39/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$51.27/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10$45.22/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 10$41.89/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$60.01/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$45.39/hr5.7%
Southeast Minnesota 20$45.39/hr0.0%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$40.00/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$48.02/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$48.64/hr0.0%
Central Minnesota 50$50.56/hr-7.3%
Northeast Minnesota 50$45.39/hr-2.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$45.39/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 610$48.64/hr0.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 650$48.64/hrN/A
Minnesota 790$48.64/hr0.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Civil Engineers 4,240$48.92/hr8.1%
Petroleum Engineers N/AN/AN/A
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 440$57.13/hr6.0%
Nuclear Engineers N/AN/AN/A
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 110$51.04/hr2.2%
Agricultural Engineers 10$50.37/hrN/A
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,120$78.24/hr3.6%
Chemical Engineers 120$61.43/hr11.9%
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2,140$34.35/hr1.8%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 540$108,112.21/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.