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Environmental Engineering Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of environmental engineering technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of environmental engineering technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The environmental engineering technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Environmental Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,820
25th Percentile Wage
$36,900
50th Percentile Wage
$49,170
75th Percentile Wage
$62,700
90th Percentile Wage
$80,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineering technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) environmental engineering technicians is $80,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,820. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 170% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental engineering technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,1701.06%7.77%
201548,6500.99%-
201448,1704.17%-
201346,1601.75%-
201245,350--

Table 2. Environmental Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of environmental engineering technicians in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for environmental engineering technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $65,130. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $42,270).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$65,130
Wholesale Trade
$64,410
Mining
$63,860
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,620
Manufacturing
$54,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,610
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,050
Construction
$51,610
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,000
Educational Services
$46,680
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,270

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Environmental Engineering Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only environmental engineering technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of environmental engineering technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,140 to $62,730. The highest paying state for environmental engineering technicians is Washington with a median annual salary of $62,730. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $35,140. For more salary information of environmental engineering technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$62,730
Nevada
$61,070
Oregon
$60,760
Maryland
$60,070
California
$59,320
Alaska
$59,030
Ohio
$56,560
South Carolina
$56,460
Colorado
$55,260
Puerto Rico
$54,220
Montana
$53,690
Texas
$53,350
New Mexico
$52,450
North Dakota
$52,180
Maine
$52,040
Illinois
$51,460
Connecticut
$50,120
Hawaii
$49,610
New York
$49,500
Virginia
$49,210
Arizona
$49,100
Wisconsin
$48,730
Wyoming
$48,040
Iowa
$47,620
Vermont
$47,620
Alabama
$47,400
Utah
$47,130
Kentucky
$46,810
Michigan
$46,000
Massachusetts
$45,680
North Carolina
$45,630
New Jersey
$45,500
Idaho
$45,260
Delaware
$44,340
Louisiana
$44,120
Indiana
$44,090
Pennsylvania
$43,640
Kansas
$43,010
Tennessee
$42,380
Minnesota
$42,190
Florida
$41,250
Nebraska
$40,830
Missouri
$40,330
Arkansas
$40,050
South Dakota
$39,770
Georgia
$39,180
West Virginia
$38,940
Oklahoma
$36,550
Mississippi
$35,140


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