Environmental Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,800
25th Percentile Wage
$50,780
50th Percentile Wage
$64,850
75th Percentile Wage
$77,880
90th Percentile Wage
$93,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineering technicians in the industry sector of utilities. 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 $93,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental engineering technicians is $36,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,850
-0.43% 5.95%
2016
$65,130
0.60% -
2015
$64,740
3.07% -
2014
$62,750
0.78% -
2013
$62,260
2.04% -
2012
$60,990
- -

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

The average salaries of environmental engineering technicians in five industries in the utilities 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 fossil fuel electric power generation industry with an annual salary $75,930. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $49,760). For detailed environmental engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$75,930
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$72,090
Utilities
$64,850
Natural Gas Distribution
$58,230
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$49,760

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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