Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,630
25th Percentile Wage
$34,100
50th Percentile Wage
$42,930
75th Percentile Wage
$55,420
90th Percentile Wage
$67,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,630.

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
$42,930
-2.45% 9.48%
2016
$43,980
3.77% -
2015
$42,320
7.61% -
2014
$39,100
-1.13% -
2013
$39,540
1.72% -
2012
$38,860
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $31,800 to $55,420. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Pennsylvania is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $55,420. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $50,240). The lowest paying area is Reading with a median annual salary of $31,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$55,420
Philadelphia
$50,240
Newark-Union
$49,730
York-Hanover
$47,770
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$46,510
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$46,400
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$46,130
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$41,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$40,720
Pittsburgh
$39,310
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$37,700
Erie
$37,260
Lancaster
$34,660
Reading
$31,800




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