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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,440
25th Percentile Wage
$33,670
50th Percentile Wage
$40,730
75th Percentile Wage
$54,230
90th Percentile Wage
$70,780

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 $70,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental science and protection technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,730
17.28% -49.59%
2016
$33,690
-7.78% -
2015
$36,310
-1.65% -
2014
$36,910
-15.77% -
2013
$42,730
-42.59% -
2012
$60,930
- -

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 $33,570 to $52,740. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Illinois is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $52,740. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Peoria (mean annual salary $43,520). The lowest paying area is Rockford with a median annual salary of $33,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$52,740
Peoria
$43,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$41,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$38,940
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$34,210
Rockford
$33,570




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