Environmental engineers focus on protecting the environment by reducing waste and pollution.
- Newly trained environmental engineers can earn in the region of £17,000 and £25,000 per year
- Trained with experience environmental engineers can earn in the region of £25,000 and £55,000
- Senior, chartered or master environmental engineers can earn up to £90,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Qualifications and Training
A degree (or HNC in Wales) is the minimum entry qualification to become an environmental engineer.
The degree should be in a relevant subject such as environmental engineering, civil engineering, marine engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or process engineering.
Candidates with MEng degrees are usually preferred. However, if you have a BEng degree, you may be required to obtain a relevant postgraduate degreee.
Most employers in this field offer structured graduate development programmes, which culminate in achieving chartered engineer status.