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Highest Paying Industries for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

The top 73 highest paying industries for environmental science and protection 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 $76,180, pipeline transportation is the highest paying industry for environmental science and protection technicians. It is followed by electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (average annual salary $75,500). 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 science and protection technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 73 Highest Paying Industries for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Pipeline Transportation
$76,180
40
2 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$75,500
500
3 Utilities
$71,470
630
4 Offices of Physicians
$67,930
n/a
5 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$66,590
160
6 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$66,230
40
7 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$65,970
90
8 Chemical Manufacturing
$65,760
140
9 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$65,400
720
10 Nonresidential Building Construction
$65,330
n/a
11 Transportation and Warehousing
$63,790
60
12 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$63,460
40
13 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$62,600
1,310
14 Hospitals - State government owned
$59,340
50
15 Oil and Gas Extraction
$58,000
190
16 Wholesale Trade
$56,880
100
17 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$56,870
n/a
18 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$55,530
560
19 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,510
n/a
20 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$53,130
90
21 Manufacturing
$52,370
500
22 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$52,300
n/a
23 Machinery Manufacturing
$52,100
30
24 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,420
n/a
25 Natural Gas Distribution
$50,480
50
26 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$49,770
100
27 Federal government, including USPS
$47,910
230
28 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$47,910
230
29 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,650
470
30 Waste Collection
$47,640
30
31 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$47,590
470
32 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,240
60
33 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$47,130
420
34 Metal Ore Mining
$47,020
40
35 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$46,990
40
36 Social Advocacy Organizations
$46,700
440
37 Educational Services - Privately owned
$46,560
440
38 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,590
6,030
39 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$45,430
6,140
40 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$45,190
80
41 Mining
$44,680
470
42 Specialty Trade Contractors
$44,660
n/a
43 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$44,480
1,150
44 Temporary Help Services
$44,290
620
45 Educational Services
$44,220
1,190
46 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$43,840
9,020
47 Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,840
9,020
48 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$43,660
9,900
49 Employment Services
$43,490
750
50 Engineering Services
$43,390
2,320
51 Administrative and Support Services
$42,970
810
52 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$42,400
730
53 Educational Services - State government owned
$42,400
730
54 Food Manufacturing
$41,080
30
55 Scientific Research and Development Services
$40,950
1,130
56 Social Assistance
$40,930
n/a
57 State government, including schools and hospitals
$40,750
3,540
58 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$40,550
9,200
59 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$40,080
1,060
60 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$40,070
2,760
61 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$39,880
60
62 Paper Manufacturing
$39,880
60
63 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,750
17,050
64 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$38,490
6,630
65 Support Activities for Mining
$37,550
n/a
66 Testing Laboratories
$36,840
4,240
67 Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,040
1,820
68 Hospitals - Privately owned
$31,470
1,470
69 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$31,400
1,600
70 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,050
1,130
71 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$30,030
1,250
72 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$23,840
80
73 Hospitals - Local government owned
$23,840
80
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