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Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of environmental science and protection technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of environmental science and protection technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The environmental science and protection 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 Science and Protection Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,380
25th Percentile Wage
$34,270
50th Percentile Wage
$44,190
75th Percentile Wage
$58,280
90th Percentile Wage
$75,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) environmental science and protection technicians is $75,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,380. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 177% 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 science and protection technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,1902.63%6.68%
201543,0301.95%-
201442,1901.16%-
201341,7001.10%-
201241,240--

Table 2. Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of environmental science and protection technicians in 12 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 science and protection technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $71,100. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $28,940).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$71,100
Wholesale Trade
$60,510
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$54,490
Manufacturing
$50,560
Mining
$50,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$49,940
Federal, State, and Local Government
$45,680
Educational Services
$45,510
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,140
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,980
Construction
$41,660
Health Care and Social Assistance
$28,940

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only environmental science and protection 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 science and protection technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,400 to $79,750. The highest paying state for environmental science and protection technicians is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $79,750. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $24,400. For more salary information of environmental science and protection technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$79,750
Washington
$60,380
Maryland
$56,210
Massachusetts
$53,780
Idaho
$52,660
Nevada
$52,410
Oregon
$51,350
New Mexico
$51,240
California
$50,620
Utah
$50,180
Nebraska
$49,130
Minnesota
$48,760
Alaska
$48,640
New Jersey
$48,450
New York
$47,800
Rhode Island
$47,460
Alabama
$46,780
Virginia
$46,250
Michigan
$45,260
Iowa
$45,180
New Hampshire
$45,050
Tennessee
$44,740
Montana
$44,690
Hawaii
$44,500
Kansas
$44,460
Colorado
$44,370
Wyoming
$44,350
Pennsylvania
$43,980
South Carolina
$43,720
Louisiana
$43,020
West Virginia
$41,480
Vermont
$41,410
Kentucky
$41,320
Indiana
$40,850
Wisconsin
$40,680
Maine
$40,590
Texas
$40,280
Ohio
$40,200
North Dakota
$40,150
Connecticut
$39,380
North Carolina
$39,190
Georgia
$38,980
Arizona
$38,050
Missouri
$37,740
Florida
$37,550
Delaware
$36,430
Mississippi
$34,570
Arkansas
$34,570
Illinois
$33,690
Oklahoma
$29,970
Puerto Rico
$28,410
South Dakota
$27,140
Guam
$24,400



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