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Environmental Engineer

Mataaro Taiao

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Environmental engineers assess the impact of engineering projects on water, soil, air and noise levels, and advise and design ways to minimise this impact. They also plan and design systems to treat and remove waste, such as waste water systems.


Graduate environmental engineers usually earn

$45K-$75K per year

Senior environmental engineers who work as team leaders or managers usually earn

$100K-$120K per year

Source: Robert Walters Global Salary Survey, 2015.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an environmental engineer are good due to a shortage of people in the role.
An environmental engineer crouching on a tidal mudflat, using a laptop to record data

An environmental engineer collecting data

Last updated 4 September 2018