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

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

Environmental Protection Technicians

Environmental Protection Technicians perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.

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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
$50960 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$29,280 to $35,900 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Health Environmental Science and Protection Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,280 to $35,900 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Health Environmental Science and Protection 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%) $39 $80,530
Senior (Top 25%) $29 $60,960
Middle (Mid 50%) $23 $46,850
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $35,900
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $29,280

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CT $31 $65,110
MN $30 $63,150
WA $30 $62,930
AK $29 $60,690
OR $29 $60,130
NV $29 $59,610
AL $29 $59,520
UT $28 $59,030
ID $28 $57,770
MD $27 $56,950

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

According to BLS, the highest paid Environmental Specialists are in the states of CT, MN, WA, AK and OR.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $76680 $36.87
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $76490 $36.77
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $75800 $36.44
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services $63660 $30.60
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58160 $27.96
Chemical Manufacturing $56530 $27.18
Local Government $55860 $26.86
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $55800 $26.83
Oil and Gas Extraction $55700 $26.78
Water, Sewage and Other Systems $55320 $26.59
Federal Executive Branch $54960 $26.43
Elementary and Secondary Schools $54830 $26.36
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $53330 $25.64
Support Activities for Mining $53140 $25.55
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $51830 $24.92
Employment Services $51710 $24.86
Scientific Research and Development Services $51600 $24.81
Waste Treatment and Disposal $50890 $24.47
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $49990 $24.03
Facilities Support Services $49690 $23.89
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $49530 $23.81
State Government $49280 $23.69
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $47080 $22.64
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $46740 $22.47
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $46270 $22.25
Junior Colleges $44100 $21.20
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing $43920 $21.12
Social Advocacy Organizations $42500 $20.43
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $42040 $20.21
Dairy Product Manufacturing $41270 $19.84

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