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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 $68,240, Washington is the highest paying state for environmental science and protection technicians. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $61,110). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Washington
$68,240
$39,550 1,270
2 District of Columbia
$61,110
$39,410 50
3 Utah
$57,560
$26,470 270
4 Massachusetts
$56,250
$36,700 420
5 Maryland
$56,070
$33,080 500
6 California
$54,100
$28,350 4,830
7 Idaho
$53,080
$25,720 370
8 Oregon
$51,890
$34,300 290
9 Alaska
$50,530
$39,850 130
10 Nevada
$49,290
$28,810 410
11 New Jersey
$48,370
$31,710 750
12 Minnesota
$48,350
$32,940 590
13 North Dakota
$48,330
$33,430 90
14 Rhode Island
$47,460
$29,900 70
15 Iowa
$47,350
$32,120 180
16 Alabama
$47,270
$26,630 310
17 Montana
$46,640
$32,840 100
18 New York
$46,510
$28,650 2,450
19 Virginia
$46,320
$28,330 770
20 New Hampshire
$46,200
$32,210 240
21 New Mexico
$46,140
$32,230 460
22 Hawaii
$46,080
$31,940 180
23 Wisconsin
$45,570
$28,400 470
24 Wyoming
$45,480
$33,590 130
25 Michigan
$45,450
$29,930 780
26 Tennessee
$45,300
$28,200 720
27 Nebraska
$45,120
$30,940 190
28 Kansas
$44,670
$27,980 350
29 Louisiana
$44,610
$30,550 370
30 Colorado
$43,910
$29,060 800
31 Texas
$43,290
$29,980 2,830
32 Pennsylvania
$42,930
$27,630 1,100
33 Ohio
$42,150
$25,520 1,510
34 Arkansas
$42,010
$26,840 160
35 Kentucky
$41,960
$26,130 240
36 Vermont
$41,890
$27,470 100
37 South Carolina
$41,700
$23,130 210
38 Connecticut
$41,130
$28,010 340
39 West Virginia
$40,980
$28,270 770
40 Illinois
$40,730
$27,440 920
41 North Carolina
$40,320
$27,980 1,150
42 Florida
$39,310
$26,580 1,100
43 Indiana
$39,120
$27,300 760
44 Arizona
$38,700
$27,190 890
45 Delaware
$37,520
$27,600 220
46 Missouri
$37,510
$27,780 450
47 Georgia
$37,390
$26,550 700
48 Oklahoma
$36,970
$21,430 370
49 Maine
$36,830
$25,080 70
50 Mississippi
$35,870
$23,380 310
51 Virgin Islands
$34,510
$18,390 30
52 Puerto Rico
$27,890
$18,900 50
53 South Dakota
$26,470
$20,910 70
54 Guam
$24,400
$20,960 50
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