Average Environmental Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Environmental Technician is $15.16.
MEDIAN $15.16
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $22
$292 - $4,055
Profit Sharing
$101 - $7,942
Total Pay
$21,836 - $52,400

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Job Description for Environmental Technician

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.
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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Environmental Technician. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Environmental Technician
Environmental Scientist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Environmental Technician

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.
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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