Environmental Engineering Technician Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $14.15 $22.20 $35.70
Annual Wage $29,400 $46,200 $74,300
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Environmental Engineering Technicians use specialized knowledge of engineering principles and theory to test, operate, and modify devices and equipment used in the control, prevention, and remediation of environmental pollution. They often work to improve waste treatment facilities and site remediation. These technicians work under the direction of engineers, assisting in the developing of environmental pollution remediation devices.

In May 2012, the median annual salary for environmental engineering technicians was approximately $45,400. The lowest ten percent of environmental engineering technicians earned less than $29,000, while the top ten percent earned more than $76,500 a year.

For the top five industries employing environmental engineering technicians, the median annual salaries were as follows:

Local government $53,170
Engineering services $44,600
Waste management $43,100
Management and technical consulting $40,300
Testing laboratories $36,000
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