SOC Code 17-2081 - Environmental Engineers

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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 - Environmental Engineers is a a final level code of the “Architecture and Engineering Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 53,150 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $45.30 and average Annual Wage of $94,220.


Occupation Examples

  • Air Pollution Control Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Remediation Engineer
  • Hazardous Substances Engineer
  • Hazardous Waste Management Control Engineer
  • Pollution Control Engineer
  • Soil Engineer
  • Waste Management Engineer
  • Wastewater Treatment Engineer
  • Water Treatment Plant Engineer

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