Environmental engineers earn an average of £28,923 a year, according to the latest data from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
There are many factors that go into making an engineer’s pay, including the number of years they have worked in the field and the types of work they do.
For example, engineers with more than 20 years experience may be paid more than those with less than three years of experience.
If you are considering a career in the oil and gas industry, you should also consider the salary range you want.
How much do environmental engineers earn?
This infographic details the average environmental engineering salaries, as well as some of the best environmental engineering jobs in the UK.
Find out more: What are the highest-paid environmental engineers in the country?
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Salary ranges The average environmental engineer in the United Kingdom is currently earning £28.923.
This is up slightly from £28 in 2017.
Engineers earning more than 25 years’ experience, however, have a higher average pay.
The top-earning environmental engineers, as a group, are all in the business of managing the effects of climate change.
The average salary for a senior engineer in this range is £39,085.
This compares with the average pay of £34,824 for senior engineers in England and Wales.
Environmental engineering graduates make up a significant proportion of the UK workforce.
This includes engineers working in all sectors of the economy, including transport, utilities, industry and agriculture.
The highest-earners of environmental engineering graduates are engineers with at least 30 years’ working experience, with an average annual salary of £44,719.
The second highest-paying graduates are those with at most 30 years of work experience, earning an average salary of $46,567.
However, the average salary paid to environmental engineers with less experience is around £20,977, which is a drop of more than 50%.
For a more detailed look at the salaries of environmental engineers across the UK, see our article on the highest earning engineering graduates in the EU.
How to get the most out of your career with the Green Card programme In the UK it is legal for employers to ask you to prove you have been living and working in the European Union for five years.
This means that, even if you have worked for another EU country, you can claim the Green Cards.
This also means that your applications for jobs in these sectors will be considered by the Home Office.
The Home Office also offers the Greencards for international students working in Europe, with the first step of the process being to apply online.
You will need to prove that you have lived in the EEA for at least five years and that you are eligible for the Green cards.
For more information, see how to apply for the EAC.
How does the Green card help the environment?
Environmental engineers have been making an impact for generations.
The UK has been one of the leaders in the development of renewable energy technologies and clean energy, and has invested heavily in climate-resilient technologies and energy storage.
As a result, the UK has more green spaces than any other country in the world, and is on track to become the world’s third-greenest economy by 2050.
The Green Card scheme allows qualified individuals and organisations to apply to the UK for the green card, which enables them to live and work in the same country for up to five years, while still retaining the benefits of EU citizenship.
The number of people who have successfully obtained the green cards has been increasing every year, from around 500,000 in 2012 to around 1.3 million today.
The scheme is also helping the UK become a world leader in renewable energy and climate resilience, which will lead to lower emissions and a higher quality of life.
The programme also offers employment and training opportunities for qualified environmental engineers.
Find more about the Greencard scheme.
What is the Green Fund?
The Green Fund aims to invest in green technologies to protect the planet.
Its goal is to develop green technologies for use in the next five to 10 years.
Green technologies include carbon capture and storage, waste-to-energy (WTE) technology, and renewable energy.
Find all the details about the green fund in the article on how to become an environmental engineering graduate.