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Highest Paying States for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

The highest paying states 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 of environmental science and protection technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $79,750, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for environmental science and protection technicians. It is followed by Washington (average annual salary $60,380). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of environmental science and protection technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$79,750
$58,120 50
2 Washington
$60,380
$30,020 1,050
3 Maryland
$56,210
$29,670 440
4 Massachusetts
$53,780
$30,490 640
5 Idaho
$52,660
$30,000 330
6 Nevada
$52,410
$28,950 480
7 Oregon
$51,350
$34,350 260
8 New Mexico
$51,240
$28,000 220
9 California
$50,620
$28,260 4,560
10 Utah
$50,180
$28,700 310
11 Nebraska
$49,130
$28,450 120
12 Minnesota
$48,760
$33,130 690
13 Alaska
$48,640
$36,800 110
14 New Jersey
$48,450
$30,230 980
15 New York
$47,800
$29,660 2,170
16 Rhode Island
$47,460
$29,900 50
17 Alabama
$46,780
$26,800 340
18 Virginia
$46,250
$26,860 680
19 Michigan
$45,260
$32,640 840
20 Iowa
$45,180
$28,860 190
21 New Hampshire
$45,050
$28,180 200
22 Tennessee
$44,740
$28,080 690
23 Montana
$44,690
$27,550 80
24 Hawaii
$44,500
$28,270 240
25 Kansas
$44,460
$27,690 380
26 Colorado
$44,370
$29,370 830
27 Wyoming
$44,350
$34,030 130
28 Pennsylvania
$43,980
$25,310 1,080
29 South Carolina
$43,720
$23,120 210
30 Louisiana
$43,020
$31,720 450
31 West Virginia
$41,480
$28,000 720
32 Vermont
$41,410
$26,640 80
33 Kentucky
$41,320
$24,400 270
34 Indiana
$40,850
$27,020 630
35 Wisconsin
$40,680
$28,770 510
36 Maine
$40,590
$26,220 120
37 Texas
$40,280
$28,080 3,630
38 Ohio
$40,200
$25,280 1,530
39 North Dakota
$40,150
$32,860 110
40 Connecticut
$39,380
$27,740 310
41 North Carolina
$39,190
$27,410 1,110
42 Georgia
$38,980
$26,340 690
43 Arizona
$38,050
$26,450 720
44 Missouri
$37,740
$27,290 450
45 Florida
$37,550
$28,310 1,400
46 Delaware
$36,430
$26,780 210
47 Mississippi
$34,570
$21,740 230
48 Arkansas
$34,570
$26,130 170
49 Illinois
$33,690
$21,700 810
50 Oklahoma
$29,970
$20,900 370
51 Puerto Rico
$28,410
$20,610 70
52 South Dakota
$27,140
$21,320 80
53 Guam
$24,400
$20,960 50
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