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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,230
25th Percentile Wage
$35,090
50th Percentile Wage
$45,490
75th Percentile Wage
$59,820
90th Percentile Wage
$77,960

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 $77,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,230. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 176% 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 science and protection technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,490
2.86% 9.34%
2016
$44,190
2.63% -
2015
$43,030
1.95% -
2014
$42,190
1.16% -
2013
$41,700
1.10% -
2012
$41,240
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Table 2. Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of environmental science and protection 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 science and protection technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $70,810. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $39,580).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$70,810
Wholesale Trade
$60,510
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$58,270
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,970
Mining
$51,720
Educational Services
$49,170
Manufacturing
$48,130
Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,790
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,340
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,480
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,170
Construction
$39,580

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 $68,240. The highest paying state for environmental science and protection technicians is Washington with a median annual salary of $68,240. 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
Washington
$68,240
District of Columbia
$61,110
Utah
$57,560
Massachusetts
$56,250
Maryland
$56,070
California
$54,100
Idaho
$53,080
Oregon
$51,890
Alaska
$50,530
Nevada
$49,290
New Jersey
$48,370
Minnesota
$48,350
North Dakota
$48,330
Rhode Island
$47,460
Iowa
$47,350
Alabama
$47,270
Montana
$46,640
New York
$46,510
Virginia
$46,320
New Hampshire
$46,200
New Mexico
$46,140
Hawaii
$46,080
Wisconsin
$45,570
Wyoming
$45,480
Michigan
$45,450
Tennessee
$45,300
Nebraska
$45,120
Kansas
$44,670
Louisiana
$44,610
Colorado
$43,910
Texas
$43,290
Pennsylvania
$42,930
Ohio
$42,150
Arkansas
$42,010
Kentucky
$41,960
Vermont
$41,890
South Carolina
$41,700
Connecticut
$41,130
West Virginia
$40,980
Illinois
$40,730
North Carolina
$40,320
Florida
$39,310
Indiana
$39,120
Arizona
$38,700
Delaware
$37,520
Missouri
$37,510
Georgia
$37,390
Oklahoma
$36,970
Maine
$36,830
Mississippi
$35,870
Virgin Islands
$34,510
Puerto Rico
$27,890
South Dakota
$26,470
Guam
$24,400



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