An Environmental Technician earns an average wage of $15.06 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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$24,483 - $57,880
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MEDIAN: $38,499
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$9.86 - $21.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,483 - $57,880  
   
Bonus
$344.19 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$20,947 - $53,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $21.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.65  
Overtime
$17.40 - $34.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$344.19 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$20,947 - $53,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 576

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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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Key Stats for Environmental Technician

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Environmental Technician Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Technician Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 78%

Data Analysis
up arrow 37%



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 14%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 8%

National Average
$34,000

up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
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%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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