The average hourly pay for an Environmental Technician is $15.16.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Technician
The top respondents for the job title Environmental Technician are from the companies Tetra Tech, Inc., Clean Harbors, Inc and HEPACO. Reported salaries are highest at Stericycle, Inc. where the average pay is $18.12. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tetra Tech, Inc. and Clean Harbors, Inc, earning around $18.00 and $15.88, respectively. Engineering Consulting Services, Ltd. pays the lowest at around $12.13. HEPACO and Clean Harbors also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.00 and $14.86, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Environmental Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Environmental Compliance, Environmental Consulting, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning.
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 $14.63 based on 473 salaries. An early career Environmental Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.23 based on 809 salaries. A mid-career Environmental Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 294 salaries. An experienced Environmental Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.47 based on 228 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Environmental Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (16.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (22.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (18.3% less).
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