Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,990
25th Percentile Wage
$23,290
50th Percentile Wage
$28,940
75th Percentile Wage
$46,870
90th Percentile Wage
$74,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $74,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental science and protection technicians is $20,990.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201628,940-13.65%-14.41%
201532,890-0.46%-
201433,040-6.23%-
201335,1005.67%-
201233,110--

Compare Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of environmental science and protection technicians in ten industries in the health care and social assistance 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 hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $59,340. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals - privately owned industry (annual salary $27,560). For detailed environmental science and protection technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Hospitals - State government owned
$59,340
Outpatient Care Centers
$51,550
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,660
Social Assistance
$40,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$30,930
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$30,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$27,820
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$27,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$27,580
Hospitals - Privately owned
$27,560

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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