Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Environmental Technician is $14.74
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Technicians?
An early career Environmental Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.50 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Environmental Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.52 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Environmental Technicians Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.