How Much Do Environmental Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Environmental Engineering Technicians

Environmental Engineering Technicians apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$56570 per year
Hourly wage
$27 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$32,850 to $39,330 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $19 per hour

Entry-level Environmental Engineering Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $32,850 to $39,330 per year or $16 to $19 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Environmental Engineering Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $42 $87,730
Senior (Top 25%) $32 $67,100
Middle (Mid 50%) $25 $51,630
Junior (Bottom 25%) $19 $39,330
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $32,850

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $37 $77,010
CT $36 $73,850
ME $33 $68,240
CA $32 $66,770
AK $32 $65,570
NM $31 $64,780
MA $31 $63,570
OR $31 $63,520
OH $29 $61,290
ND $29 $61,130

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Environmental Engineering Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Environmental Technicians are in the states of WA, CT, ME, CA and AK.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $87140 $41.89
Scientific Research and Development Services $83390 $40.09
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $75660 $36.37
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $75220 $36.16
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $70880 $34.08
Management of Companies and Enterprises $70710 $34.00
Waste Collection $68290 $32.83
Oil and Gas Extraction $67000 $32.21
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $64520 $31.02
Local Government $63930 $30.74
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $62830 $30.21
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $61720 $29.67
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $60850 $29.26
Metal Ore Mining $60450 $29.06
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $57240 $27.52
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $56690 $27.25
Facilities Support Services $56070 $26.96
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $55290 $26.58
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing $54960 $26.42
Employment Services $54810 $26.35
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $54200 $26.06
State Government $54000 $25.96
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $53880 $25.91
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $53770 $25.85
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services $52360 $25.17
Chemical Manufacturing $51730 $24.87
Support Activities for Mining $51380 $24.70
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $50990 $24.51
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $50970 $24.51
Waste Treatment and Disposal $43300 $20.82

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