Salary for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Also known as:  Air Quality Technician, Environmental Compliance Technician, Environmental Science Technician, Groundwater Monitoring Technician, Infectious Waste Technician, Pollution Control Technician, Public Health Sanitarian Technician, Radon Inspector, Waste Minimization Technician

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Environmental science and protection technicians work under the guidance of engineers, environmental scientists, or other professionals in order to determine sources of pollution in the environment. Their work may involve sample collection and testing, calibration and maintenance of equipment, the development and implementation of pollution monitoring programs and the creation and maintenance of files including data on chemical usage, personnel exposure, and diagrams of equipment location. An Associate's degree is required for entry into this occupation.

An Environmental Science or Protection Technician gets salaries on a scale from 32000 - 48000 based on tenure level. Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health will most likely earn a compensation of Forty Two Thousand Seven Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health are compensated at the highest average salary in California, where they can get pay of close to $54190. People holding these jobs obtain the highest salaries in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they receive wages of $63640.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.64 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $63,640
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $55,740
Public Administration $47,180
Manufacturing $46,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises $46,520
Educational Services $46,060
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $36,330
Health Care and Social Assistance $36,560
Construction $38,970
Wholesale Trade $40,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $41,720
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $45,080
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