Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,670
25th Percentile Wage
$46,230
50th Percentile Wage
$71,100
75th Percentile Wage
$87,250
90th Percentile Wage
$98,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection 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 science and protection technicians is $98,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental science and protection technicians is $33,670.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,1001.34%4.98%
201570,150-1.88%-
201471,470-0.15%-
201371,5805.62%-
201267,560--

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

The average salaries of environmental science and protection technicians in three 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 science and protection technician occupations is the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry with an annual salary $78,770. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $43,650). For detailed environmental science and protection technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$78,770
Utilities
$71,100
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$43,650

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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