Environmental Engineers

6.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
9%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
3.7%
by 2030
WAGES
$92,120
or $44.28 hourly
VOLUME
50,260
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 9% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Environmental Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 3.7% by 2030
'Environmental Engineers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Environmental Engineers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Environmental Engineers' was $92,120, or $44.28 hourly
'Environmental Engineers' are paid 119.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 50,260 people employed as Environmental Engineers.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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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Comments

nicholas (Small chance) says
because the environment is always changing by humans and robots cant learn everything that humans do because they are unpredictable
Aug 30, 2019 at 02:51 PM
John (Small chance) says
More field work involved than other engineering professions.
Apr 11, 2019 at 11:15 PM

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