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Environmental Engineers (17-2081)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 337 372 10.39 10 17 30
United States 55400 58300 0.0 1500 2800 4600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 46.58 26.66 33.78 44.29 57.19 69.55
Alaska 47.81 29.58 38.71 48.64 57.33 63.77
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 47.78 29.38 38.04 49.05 57.69 63.77
Fairbanks North Star Borough 46.90 28.03 39.84 47.78 55.34 61.60
Balance of State 48.54 32.65 40.10 48.59 58.06 65.04

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