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
$29,990
25th Percentile Wage
$36,040
50th Percentile Wage
$45,680
75th Percentile Wage
$58,730
90th Percentile Wage
$73,850

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 $73,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid environmental science and protection technicians is $29,990.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,6802.52%3.94%
201544,5301.55%-
201443,8401.07%-
201343,370-1.18%-
201243,880--

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 $49,370. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $41,980). 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)
$49,370
Federal government, including USPS
$49,370
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$47,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,340
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$45,680
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$45,530
State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$41,980

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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