The median annual wage for environmental engineering technicians was $48,650 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,270, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $77,590.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for environmental engineering technicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Local government, excluding education and hospitals
Management, scientific, and technical consulting services
Waste management and remediation services
Nearly all environmental engineering technicians work full time and typically have regular hours. However, they must sometimes work irregular hours in order to monitor operations or contain a major environmental threat.
Environmental Engineering Technicians
Median annual wages, May 2015
Drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians
Environmental engineering technicians
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics