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
$33,360
25th Percentile Wage
$39,750
50th Percentile Wage
$50,150
75th Percentile Wage
$67,130
90th Percentile Wage
$82,710

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 $82,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental science and protection technicians is $33,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,15010.71%-6.10%
201544,7800.22%-
201444,680-14.37%-
201351,100-4.13%-
201253,210--

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

The average salaries of environmental science and protection technicians in six 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 $59,870. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $41,750). 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
$59,870
Oil and Gas Extraction
$59,870
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$48,680
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$45,910
Support Activities for Mining
$41,750
Support Activities for Mining
$41,750

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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