Environmental Technician Salary (United States)

An Environmental Technician earns an average wage of $15.27 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. 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 Salary (?
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$29,951 - $61,300
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MEDIAN: $39,608
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Environmental Technician Salary (?
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$10.64 - $22.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,951 - $61,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,838  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $2,500  
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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$23,656 - $56,421  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $22.65  
   
Overtime
$14.96 - $34.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,838  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $2,500  
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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$23,656 - $56,421  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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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 Difference By Location

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$37,000
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Experience Affects Environmental Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Environmental Technician Salaries

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 8%
National Average
$37,000

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%
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