Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,980
25th Percentile Wage
$33,820
50th Percentile Wage
$40,320
75th Percentile Wage
$48,970
90th Percentile Wage
$60,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,980.

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
$40,320
2.80% 9.87%
2016
$39,190
-1.56% -
2015
$39,800
5.48% -
2014
$37,620
-1.01% -
2013
$38,000
4.37% -
2012
$36,340
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of North Carolina ranges from $25,750 to $44,760. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in North Carolina is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $44,760. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $42,220). The lowest paying area is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$44,760
Raleigh-Cary
$42,220
Fayetteville
$41,040
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$39,610
Wilmington
$38,390
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,380
Greensboro-High Point
$38,090
Durham-Chapel Hill
$37,910
Winston-Salem
$36,010
Rocky Mount
$35,010
Asheville
$33,930
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$25,750




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