Environmental Engineers


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Environmental Engineers

Environmental Engineers - Wages & Trends

Earnings vary based on the engineer's level of education. Those with advanced degrees usually earn higher wages. Wages also vary by area of the country.

Benefits vary by employer. Most full-time engineers receive benefits such as paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Government employees usually also receive a retirement plan.

Environmental engineers (SOC 17-2081)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $36.77 $44.09 $58.06
Yearly $76,492 $91,698 $120,759
    Champaign Area Hourly $38.99 $41.60 $58.27
Yearly $81,103 $86,534 $121,208
    Cook County Hourly $41.03 $50.46 $61.06
Yearly $85,350 $104,947 $126,996
    Du Page County Hourly $34.73 $38.28 $46.30
Yearly $72,228 $79,613 $96,313
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $37.21 $41.43 $54.97
Yearly $77,398 $86,184 $114,339
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $31.39 $38.07 $41.33
Yearly $65,291 $79,189 $85,958
    Lake County Hourly $42.63 $56.61 $70.74
Yearly $88,662 $117,754 $147,130
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $41.18 $47.82 $59.72
Yearly $85,647 $99,464 $124,218
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $45.63 $48.41 $55.46
Yearly $94,918 $100,691 $115,360
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $18.63 $24.46 $41.17
Yearly $38,746 $50,886 $85,643
    Springfield Area Hourly $32.65 $41.17 $41.32
Yearly $67,912 $85,640 $85,955
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $39.87 $47.07 $57.86
Yearly $82,936 $97,899 $120,341
    Will County Hourly $52.39 $57.73 $62.76
Yearly $108,979 $120,070 $130,535
United States Hourly $33.78 $44.29 $57.19
Yearly $70,260 $92,120 $118,960

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.