Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.
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Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 0.7% chance of automation.
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The number of 'Environmental Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 4.2% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Environmental Engineers' was $96,530, or $46.40 per hour
'Environmental Engineers' were paid 108.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 45,440 people employed as Environmental Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 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.
SOC Code: 17-2081.00
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