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Highest Paying Industries for Environmental Engineering Technicians

The top 66 highest paying industries for environmental engineering technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $71,320, oil and gas extraction is the highest paying industry for environmental engineering technicians. It is followed by petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry (average annual salary $70,400). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of environmental engineering technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 66 Highest Paying Industries for Environmental Engineering Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oil and Gas Extraction
$71,320
260
2 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$70,400
60
3 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$69,330
50
4 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$68,890
50
5 Employment Services
$68,320
200
6 Temporary Help Services
$67,070
n/a
7 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$66,790
150
8 Administrative and Support Services
$65,910
260
9 Wholesale Trade
$65,190
50
10 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$63,530
100
11 Utilities
$62,750
200
12 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$60,010
50
13 Chemical Manufacturing
$59,970
260
14 Facilities Support Services
$59,730
40
15 Mining
$59,310
670
16 Metal Ore Mining
$58,600
190
17 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$55,290
120
18 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$55,130
150
19 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,860
2,060
20 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$54,820
170
21 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$54,790
2,070
22 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$53,640
400
23 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$53,530
110
24 Paper Manufacturing
$53,480
40
25 Manufacturing
$53,470
1,180
26 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,510
2,980
27 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,510
2,980
28 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$52,450
3,020
29 Coal Mining
$51,700
140
30 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$50,460
40
31 Engineering Services
$50,370
4,190
32 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,320
30
33 Educational Services - State government owned
$50,320
30
34 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$50,310
360
35 Scientific Research and Development Services
$50,310
360
36 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$49,950
700
37 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$48,970
n/a
38 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,970
n/a
39 State government, including schools and hospitals
$48,260
940
40 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,190
900
41 Food Manufacturing
$48,130
40
42 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$47,790
5,510
43 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,190
2,000
44 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,140
70
45 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$46,960
50
46 Educational Services
$46,780
50
47 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$46,630
40
48 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,460
10,160
49 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$45,770
290
50 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,460
1,740
51 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$44,990
4,130
52 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,460
220
53 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$42,810
1,040
54 Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$40,770
130
55 Testing Laboratories
$39,890
1,260
56 Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,250
120
57 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$38,830
n/a
58 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,070
150
59 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$37,750
60
60 Construction
$37,370
310
61 Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$36,940
30
62 Health Care and Social Assistance
$22,430
n/a
63 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$22,240
n/a
64 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$22,240
n/a
65 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$22,080
n/a
66 Hospitals - Privately owned
$22,080
n/a
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