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 among Texas cities 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,980
25th Percentile Wage
$35,280
50th Percentile Wage
$43,290
75th Percentile Wage
$53,690
90th Percentile Wage
$72,380

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 $72,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,980.

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
$43,290
6.95% 11.97%
2016
$40,280
-0.99% -
2015
$40,680
4.65% -
2014
$38,790
-1.93% -
2013
$39,540
3.62% -
2012
$38,110
- -

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 $27,940 to $67,070. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Texas is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,070. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Midland (mean annual salary $53,800). The lowest paying area is Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$67,070
Midland
$53,800
Fort Worth-Arlington
$49,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$47,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$46,460
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,930
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$44,440
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$43,980
Amarillo
$42,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$42,570
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$42,470
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,010
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$40,660
El Paso
$39,600
Longview
$39,540
Corpus Christi
$39,040
Lubbock
$38,690
College Station-Bryan
$38,530
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$37,910
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$36,220
Tyler
$31,310
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$27,940




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