Environmental Engineers (17-2081)

Occupation 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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 331338 2.11 1010
United States 55,10062,000 12.4680 1,5602,240

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 42.5623.9630.70 40.8151.8962.56
Alaska 59.5736.3343.77 53.0964.4792.88
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 68.0337.8048.08 57.1680.17*
Fairbanks North Star Borough 46.5735.3338.96 47.3453.3160.19
Southeast Region 44.5931.5738.16 45.6550.6257.22
Balance of State 52.2530.1043.23 53.3163.7673.61

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
34039 11.550.0 39.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation70
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation43
UI claimants previously working in occupation21
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 74
Number of job position postings 14
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.3

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Cook Inlet Training Standards/24 Hour Hazwoper
Cook Inlet Training Standards/Hazwoper Refresher
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety Refresher

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
North Slope Training Cooperative

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S
Petroleum Technician - ER06
Petroleum Workers Safety and Health - S05
Unescorted Module - NSTC01

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Cook Inlet Training Standards & Industrial Safety (CITS) Certificate
North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC) Unescorted with/without H2S Certificate

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Asbestos Abatement Certification Certificate
EPA/AHERA Inspector Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Refresher Certificate
EPA/AHERA Project Design Refresher Certificate
NSTC 6 PACK & H2S Module Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Industrial Safety, Level 1 Endorsement

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
NSTC 2014 ASH Update / 003
NSTC Confined Space Entry / 004
NSTC Energy Isolation / 005
NSTC Fall Protection / 006
NSTC Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Module/002
NSTC Respiratory Protection /007
NSTC Unescorted/001
PEC Premier Basic Orientation / 051
PEC Premier Core Compliance / 052

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
AHERA Building Inspector Initial Certificate
AHERA Building Inspector Refresher Certificate
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Initial Certificate
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Refresher Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Appl Environ Science & Techno Mas
Appl Environ Science & Techno Mas
Earthquake Engineering Lic
Geographic Information Systems CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Environmental Quality Science Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
North Slope Training Consortium (NTSC)

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Drafting with AutoCAD