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The average hourly pay for an Environmental Technician is $15.26.
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$11 - $22
$196 - $3,915
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$102 - $2,447
$0 - $100
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$22,599 - $51,538
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What Do Environmental Technicians Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Environmental Technician

3.6 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
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 GHD Group where the average pay is $19.95. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tetra Tech, Inc. and Stericycle, Inc., earning around $19.65 and $18.57, respectively. HEPACO pays the lowest at around $14.00. Clean Harbors and ATC Group Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.86 and $16.28, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Environmental Technicians?

Skills in Environmental Compliance, Environmental Consulting, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Technicians?

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 $14.86 based on 125 salaries. An early career Environmental Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.43 based on 687 salaries. A mid-career Environmental Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.57 based on 197 salaries. An experienced Environmental Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.94 based on 183 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Environmental Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 40.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (6.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (19.1% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (14.8% less) and Miami, Florida (3.4% less).

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