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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental science and protection technicians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
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|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|South Dakota|| |