Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,510
25th Percentile Wage
$37,180
50th Percentile Wage
$47,440
75th Percentile Wage
$60,980
90th Percentile Wage
$77,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $77,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental science and protection technicians is $30,510.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,440
3.71% 7.50%
2016
$45,680
2.52% -
2015
$44,530
1.55% -
2014
$43,840
1.07% -
2013
$43,370
-1.18% -
2012
$43,880
- -

Compare Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of environmental science and protection technicians in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $50,190. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $44,730). For detailed environmental science and protection technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$50,190
Federal government, including USPS
$50,190
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$48,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,330
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$47,440
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,320
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,040
State government, including schools and hospitals
$44,730

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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