Environmental Technician Salary

An Environmental Technician earns an average wage of $15.13 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, Data Analysis, Environmental Consulting, Environmental Compliance, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
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$24,427 - $57,463
$24K
$38K
$57K
MEDIAN: $38,174
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$9.87 - $21.49
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MEDIAN: $15.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,427 - $57,463  
   
Bonus
$351.76 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$21,008 - $53,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $21.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.65  
Overtime
$16.63 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$351.76 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,008 - $53,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 559

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Job Description for Environmental Technician

Institutions such as government agencies, public works administration agencies, for-profit and non-profit organizations study the environment and the effects of proposed or existing man-made infrastructure. The environmental technician goes into the field to examine soil and water samples; he or she may use a variety of instruments to detect air cleanliness as well. Using sensitive laboratory equipment, the environmental technician studies these samples to determine how existing structures are changing the environment, as well as developing forecasts on continued effects. The environmental technician then creates reports for their organization for use developing policies, policy recommendations, and other purposes. If the environmental technician is employed by a for-profit institution, he or she makes recommendations on staying in compliance with environmental regulations and laws.

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Environmental Technician Tasks

  • Oversee construction, manufacturing or other operations to ensure safe working environment and minimal environmental disruption.
  • Communicate and document information about hazards, dangers and air/site quality.
  • Inspect equipment and tools for appropriate maintenace, cleaning, monitoring, and performance.
  • Inspect operational behavior for compliance and irregularities, collecting data, and making recommendations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Technician

Pay by Experience for an Environmental Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Environmental Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 513 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Environmental Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 166 salaries. An experienced Environmental Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 123 salaries. An Environmental Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Environmental Technician

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Environmental Technician Salaries

▲20%

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$35,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Environmental Technician Salaries

Project Management
▲77%

Data Analysis
▲36%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲13%


National Average
$35,000

▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 22%