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Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,160
25th Percentile Wage
$33,340
50th Percentile Wage
$42,480
75th Percentile Wage
$55,110
90th Percentile Wage
$70,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $70,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental science and protection technicians is $27,160.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,480
1.18% 8.10%
2016
$41,980
2.72% -
2015
$40,840
2.67% -
2014
$39,750
0.35% -
2013
$39,610
1.44% -
2012
$39,040
- -

Compare Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of environmental science and protection technicians in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 other professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $54,490. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $37,970). For detailed environmental science and protection technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,490
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$48,190
Engineering Services
$44,640
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$44,190
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$43,990
Scientific Research and Development Services
$43,580
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$43,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,480
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$40,100
Testing Laboratories
$37,970

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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