Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental science and protection technicians in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental science and protection technicians among Minnesota metropolitan 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,940
25th Percentile Wage
$39,980
50th Percentile Wage
$48,350
75th Percentile Wage
$59,060
90th Percentile Wage
$68,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,940.

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
$48,350
-0.85% 12.29%
2016
$48,760
3.92% -
2015
$46,850
0.81% -
2014
$46,470
7.73% -
2013
$42,880
1.10% -
2012
$42,410
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of Minnesota ranges from $41,950 to $49,660. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Minnesota is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,660. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $46,810). The lowest paying area is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$49,660
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$46,810
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$41,950




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