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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Environmental Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,360
25th Percentile Wage
$37,920
50th Percentile Wage
$50,230
75th Percentile Wage
$64,170
90th Percentile Wage
$81,360

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 $81,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,360. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 159% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental engineering technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,230
2.11% 9.72%
2016
$49,170
1.06% -
2015
$48,650
0.99% -
2014
$48,170
4.17% -
2013
$46,160
1.75% -
2012
$45,350
- -

Table 2. Environmental Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of environmental engineering technicians in 13 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 $64,850. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $43,230).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$64,850
Mining
$59,700
Transportation and Warehousing
$59,110
Manufacturing
$58,420
Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,130
Construction
$52,700
Wholesale Trade
$52,120
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,660
Educational Services
$48,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,360
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,560
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,230

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 $30,790 to $71,690. The highest paying state for environmental engineering technicians is Washington with a median annual salary of $71,690. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $30,790. 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
$71,690
Nevada
$61,810
California
$59,320
Alaska
$57,780
South Carolina
$56,460
New York
$56,160
Colorado
$55,850
Tennessee
$55,740
New Hampshire
$55,550
Maine
$55,520
Oregon
$55,510
North Dakota
$54,990
Wisconsin
$54,420
Connecticut
$53,750
Illinois
$53,470
Maryland
$53,370
Hawaii
$50,900
West Virginia
$50,790
Delaware
$50,120
Arizona
$49,590
Wyoming
$49,510
Nebraska
$49,430
Texas
$49,110
Massachusetts
$49,020
Utah
$48,330
Kentucky
$48,170
Ohio
$48,000
Alabama
$47,490
Michigan
$47,140
Vermont
$47,020
North Carolina
$46,660
Virginia
$46,620
Idaho
$45,800
Iowa
$45,760
Pennsylvania
$44,600
Indiana
$43,970
New Jersey
$43,960
Kansas
$43,930
Oklahoma
$43,860
New Mexico
$42,670
Louisiana
$42,490
Florida
$42,450
Minnesota
$42,190
Georgia
$40,480
Rhode Island
$40,280
Missouri
$40,210
South Dakota
$39,770
Arkansas
$39,210
Montana
$38,230
Mississippi
$35,150
Puerto Rico
$30,790



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