Environmental Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of environmental engineering technicians in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare environmental engineering technician salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,690
25th Percentile Wage
$47,760
50th Percentile Wage
$63,860
75th Percentile Wage
$79,160
90th Percentile Wage
$98,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineering technicians in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) environmental engineering technicians is $98,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineering technicians is $37,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental engineering technicians in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,8601.71%7.77%
201562,7705.51%-
201459,3104.96%-
201356,370-4.49%-
201258,900--

Compare Environmental Engineering Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of environmental engineering technicians in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for environmental engineering technician occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $68,970. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $41,940). For detailed environmental engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$68,970
Oil and Gas Extraction
$68,970
Metal Ore Mining
$63,310
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$60,200
Coal Mining
$59,160
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$53,780
Support Activities for Mining
$41,940
Support Activities for Mining
$41,940

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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