Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,910
25th Percentile Wage
$39,490
50th Percentile Wage
$51,720
75th Percentile Wage
$69,790
90th Percentile Wage
$84,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection 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 science and protection technicians is $84,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental science and protection technicians is $31,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental science and protection technicians in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,720
3.04% -2.88%
2016
$50,150
10.71% -
2015
$44,780
0.22% -
2014
$44,680
-14.37% -
2013
$51,100
-4.13% -
2012
$53,210
- -

Compare Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of environmental science and protection technicians in seven 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 science and protection technician occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $58,030. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $45,270). For detailed environmental science and protection technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$58,030
Oil and Gas Extraction
$58,030
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$52,560
Metal Ore Mining
$49,670
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$45,910
Support Activities for Mining
$45,270
Support Activities for Mining
$45,270

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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