Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental science and protection technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental science and protection technicians among Washington cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,550
25th Percentile Wage
$49,490
50th Percentile Wage
$68,240
75th Percentile Wage
$87,400
90th Percentile Wage
$98,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,550.

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
$68,240
11.52% 23.24%
2016
$60,380
24.26% -
2015
$45,730
-11.79% -
2014
$51,120
-4.50% -
2013
$53,420
1.95% -
2012
$52,380
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of Washington ranges from $29,690 to $82,940. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $82,940. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Wenatchee-East Wenatchee (mean annual salary $64,330). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$82,940
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$64,330
Tacoma
$63,980
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$55,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$54,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$54,450
Spokane
$52,680
Bremerton-Silverdale
$48,020
Bellingham
$41,420
Olympia
$36,850
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,060
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$29,690




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