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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientists. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.


National estimates for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,070 3.9 % $ 27.20 $ 56,570 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.79 $ 18.91 $ 24.82 $ 32.26 $ 42.18
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,850 $ 39,330 $ 51,630 $ 67,100 $ 87,730


Industry profile for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 5,050 0.34 $ 25.91 $ 53,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,840 0.19 $ 26.06 $ 54,200
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,740 0.03 $ 30.74 $ 63,930
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 1,630 1.03 $ 25.17 $ 52,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 970 0.04 $ 25.96 $ 54,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 1,630 1.03 $ 25.17 $ 52,360
Waste Treatment and Disposal 440 0.45 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 5,050 0.34 $ 25.91 $ 53,880
Oil and Gas Extraction 260 0.21 $ 32.21 $ 67,000
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,840 0.19 $ 26.06 $ 54,200

Top paying industries for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $ 41.89 $ 87,140
Scientific Research and Development Services 270 0.04 $ 40.09 $ 83,390
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 250 0.05 $ 36.37 $ 75,660
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 40 0.01 $ 36.16 $ 75,220
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 100 0.09 $ 34.08 $ 70,880


Geographic profile for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,950 0.18 1.46 $ 32.10 $ 66,770
Texas 1,570 0.13 1.06 $ 26.08 $ 54,240
Florida 900 0.11 0.87 $ 21.02 $ 43,730
Virginia 870 0.23 1.91 $ 25.27 $ 52,550
Massachusetts 810 0.24 1.97 $ 30.56 $ 63,570




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 520 0.33 2.71 $ 25.81 $ 53,680
Alaska 100 0.33 2.68 $ 31.52 $ 65,570
Massachusetts 810 0.24 1.97 $ 30.56 $ 63,570
Virginia 870 0.23 1.91 $ 25.27 $ 52,550
Arkansas 260 0.22 1.81 $ 25.54 $ 53,130




Top paying states for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 420 0.13 1.08 $ 37.02 $ 77,010
Connecticut 90 0.06 0.50 $ 35.50 $ 73,850
Maine 40 0.07 0.55 $ 32.81 $ 68,240
California 2,950 0.18 1.46 $ 32.10 $ 66,770
Alaska 100 0.33 2.68 $ 31.52 $ 65,570





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 940 0.16 1.32 $ 34.11 $ 70,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 720 0.24 1.95 $ 26.00 $ 54,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 590 0.25 2.07 $ 30.76 $ 63,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 590 0.23 1.84 $ 33.70 $ 70,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 520 0.18 1.44 $ 29.94 $ 62,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 480 0.05 0.44 $ 27.93 $ 58,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 410 0.09 0.76 $ 23.85 $ 49,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.23 1.90 $ 32.31 $ 67,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 310 0.09 0.70 $ 24.96 $ 51,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 290 0.26 2.11 $ 36.23 $ 75,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Richland, WA 90 0.75 6.15 (8) (8)
Corpus Christi, TX 110 0.60 4.91 $ 19.47 $ 40,490
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 70 0.50 4.03 (8) (8)
Macon, GA 50 0.49 3.99 $ 16.59 $ 34,500
Worcester, MA-CT 130 0.47 3.84 $ 22.47 $ 46,750
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 50 0.42 3.42 $ 20.58 $ 42,800
Tulsa, OK 160 0.36 2.97 $ 24.09 $ 50,100
Billings, MT 30 0.36 2.93 $ 25.97 $ 54,020
Oklahoma City, OK 190 0.32 2.59 $ 27.13 $ 56,430
Knoxville, TN 120 0.32 2.58 $ 23.80 $ 49,510




Top paying metropolitan areas for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 38.56 $ 80,200
Anchorage, AK 50 0.30 2.42 $ 36.76 $ 76,450
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 290 0.26 2.11 $ 36.23 $ 75,350
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 260 0.13 1.10 $ 35.63 $ 74,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 940 0.16 1.32 $ 34.11 $ 70,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 590 0.23 1.84 $ 33.70 $ 70,100
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 1.10 $ 33.48 $ 69,640
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 140 0.09 0.75 $ 32.75 $ 68,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 350 0.23 1.90 $ 32.31 $ 67,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 80 0.09 0.70 $ 32.19 $ 66,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 6.64 $ 25.03 $ 52,060
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 3.52 $ 36.50 $ 75,920
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.62 $ 25.21 $ 52,440
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 3.15 $ 26.24 $ 54,570
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 3.53 $ 20.58 $ 42,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 6.64 $ 25.03 $ 52,060
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 3.53 $ 20.58 $ 42,810
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 3.52 $ 36.50 $ 75,920
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 3.15 $ 26.24 $ 54,570
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 3.09 $ 24.15 $ 50,230

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.15 $ 37.22 $ 77,420
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 3.52 $ 36.50 $ 75,920
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 2.53 $ 26.90 $ 55,940
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 3.15 $ 26.24 $ 54,570
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 3.04 $ 25.94 $ 53,950


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021