An Environmental Technician earns an average wage of $15.29 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. A skill in Environmental Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
Environmental Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,104 - $58,100
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MEDIAN: $38,964
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Environmental Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.79 - $22.12
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,104 - $58,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $2,120  
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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$23,863 - $53,290  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 565
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $22.12  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $33.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $2,120  
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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$23,863 - $53,290  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 565
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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
  • Inspect equipment and tools for appropriate maintenace, cleaning, monitoring, and performance.
  • Inspect operational behavior for compliance and irregularities, collecting data, and making recommendations.
  • 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$37,000
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Experience Affects Environmental Technician Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Technician Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 7%
Environmental Consulting
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National Average
$37,000
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Gender
Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%
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