Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental science and protection technicians in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental science and protection technicians among Illinois areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,700
25th Percentile Wage
$24,980
50th Percentile Wage
$33,690
75th Percentile Wage
$52,730
90th Percentile Wage
$68,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,700.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.43
25th Percentile Wage
$12.01
50th Percentile Wage
$16.20
75th Percentile Wage
$25.35
90th Percentile Wage
$32.85

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $32.85. The median hourly salary is $16.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.43.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental science and protection technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,690-7.78%-80.85%
201536,310-1.65%-
201436,910-15.77%-
201342,730-42.59%-
201260,930--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of Illinois ranges from $31,320 to $34,450. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $34,450. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $31,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$34,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$31,320



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