The average hourly pay for an Environmental Technician in Canada is C$20.07.
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C$5 - C$4,994
C$33,057 - C$61,914
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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 c…Read more
Environmental Technician Tasks
- Inspect operational behavior for compliance and irregularities, collecting data, and making recommendations.
- Communicate and document information about hazards, dangers, and air/site quality.
- Inspect equipment and tools for appropriate maintenance, cleaning, monitoring, and performance.
- Oversee construction, manufacturing, or other operations to ensure safe working environment and minimal environmental disruption.
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Popular Skills for Environmental Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Environmental Consulting and Environmental Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Data Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Technician
An entry-level Environmental Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$18.51 based on 33 salaries. An early career Environmental Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.03 based on 166 salaries. A mid-career Environmental Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.53 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Environmental Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.00 based on 14 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Environmental Technician in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sudbury, Ontario (11.5% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (12.8% less), Ottawa, Ontario (5.3% less) and Toronto, Ontario (3.0% less).
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