Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,080
25th Percentile Wage
$33,700
50th Percentile Wage
$40,280
75th Percentile Wage
$50,370
90th Percentile Wage
$70,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.50
25th Percentile Wage
$16.20
50th Percentile Wage
$19.36
75th Percentile Wage
$24.22
90th Percentile Wage
$33.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.79. The median hourly salary is $19.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.50.

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
201640,280-0.99%5.39%
201540,6804.65%-
201438,790-1.93%-
201339,5403.62%-
201238,110--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of Texas ranges from $31,010 to $68,390. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Texas is Longview with a median annual salary of $68,390. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $47,120). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Longview
$68,390
Fort Worth-Arlington
$47,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$45,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$45,490
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$44,410
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$43,980
Amarillo
$42,890
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,690
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,670
El Paso
$39,600
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$38,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$38,780
Lubbock
$37,650
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$36,240
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,010


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