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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
14,910 5.5 % $ 27.21 $ 56,590 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.24 $ 18.20 $ 23.27 $ 32.15 $ 40.74
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,870 $ 37,850 $ 48,390 $ 66,870 $ 84,740


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 3,890 0.26 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,390 0.15 $ 26.13 $ 54,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,860 0.08 $ 28.27 $ 58,800
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,440 1.47 $ 19.12 $ 39,770
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,380 0.03 $ 31.98 $ 66,530

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)
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,440 1.47 $ 19.12 $ 39,770
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 710 0.45 $ 24.83 $ 51,650
Metal Ore Mining 130 0.31 $ 31.39 $ 65,290
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,890 0.26 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Oil and Gas Extraction 170 0.16 $ 43.80 $ 91,100

Top paying industries for Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 170 0.16 $ 43.80 $ 91,100
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 100 0.10 $ 43.79 $ 91,090
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 180 0.04 $ 36.87 $ 76,690
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 130 0.04 $ 35.85 $ 74,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises 280 0.01 $ 33.00 $ 68,630


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.



Map of employment of environmental engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


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)
Texas 2,140 0.18 1.65 $ 24.37 $ 50,700
California 1,590 0.10 0.91 $ 33.80 $ 70,310
South Carolina 1,450 0.70 6.60 $ 29.89 $ 62,160
Florida 610 0.07 0.67 $ 24.83 $ 51,640
Ohio 540 0.10 0.99 $ 26.85 $ 55,840


Map of location quotient of environmental engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


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)
Alaska 270 0.92 8.65 $ 27.54 $ 57,290
South Carolina 1,450 0.70 6.60 $ 29.89 $ 62,160
Montana 140 0.29 2.76 $ 21.43 $ 44,570
West Virginia 170 0.26 2.46 $ 25.72 $ 53,500
Idaho 160 0.21 1.94 $ 22.68 $ 47,180


Map of annual mean wages of environmental engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


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)
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $ 34.13 $ 70,980
California 1,590 0.10 0.91 $ 33.80 $ 70,310
Connecticut 120 0.07 0.69 $ 33.20 $ 69,060
Washington 360 0.11 1.07 $ 32.90 $ 68,430
Indiana 250 0.08 0.79 $ 32.41 $ 67,400



Map of employment of environmental engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 990 0.34 3.22 $ 25.01 $ 52,020
Columbia, SC 650 1.77 16.75 $ 32.60 $ 67,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 460 0.18 1.67 $ 26.59 $ 55,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 440 0.05 0.48 $ 27.54 $ 57,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.16 1.50 $ 39.54 $ 82,240
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 350 0.10 0.92 $ 25.48 $ 52,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 260 0.10 0.93 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.06 0.55 $ 26.70 $ 55,530
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 240 0.72 6.76 $ 31.58 $ 65,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 240 0.12 1.17 $ 33.35 $ 69,370


Map of location quotient of environmental engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Columbia, SC 650 1.77 16.75 $ 32.60 $ 67,800
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 240 0.72 6.76 $ 31.58 $ 65,690
Florence, SC 60 0.66 6.25 $ 21.62 $ 44,970
Kennewick-Richland, WA 70 0.58 5.45 $ 33.35 $ 69,370
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.50 4.75 $ 20.00 $ 41,600
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.50 4.70 $ 20.50 $ 42,630
Anchorage, AK 80 0.47 4.47 $ 31.43 $ 65,380
Billings, MT 40 0.42 4.01 $ 22.27 $ 46,330
Greeley, CO 40 0.40 3.80 $ 29.87 $ 62,130
Midland, TX 40 0.40 3.76 $ 31.15 $ 64,780


Map of annual mean wages of environmental engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.16 1.50 $ 39.54 $ 82,240
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 150 0.14 1.36 $ 39.10 $ 81,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 35.71 $ 74,280
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.09 0.85 $ 35.54 $ 73,930
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $ 33.48 $ 69,630
Kennewick-Richland, WA 70 0.58 5.45 $ 33.35 $ 69,370
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 240 0.12 1.17 $ 33.35 $ 69,370
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 140 0.14 1.36 $ 33.25 $ 69,160
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 32.61 $ 67,820
Columbia, SC 650 1.77 16.75 $ 32.60 $ 67,800

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 1.89 17.89 $ 25.74 $ 53,530
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.98 9.23 $ 25.38 $ 52,780
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 5.35 $ 31.98 $ 66,510
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 6.90 $ 33.63 $ 69,960
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.86 8.11 $ 28.47 $ 59,230

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 1.89 17.89 $ 25.74 $ 53,530
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.98 9.23 $ 25.38 $ 52,780
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.86 8.11 $ 28.47 $ 59,230
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 6.90 $ 33.63 $ 69,960
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 5.35 $ 31.98 $ 66,510

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)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 6.90 $ 33.63 $ 69,960
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 5.35 $ 31.98 $ 66,510
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.86 8.11 $ 28.47 $ 59,230
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 3.77 $ 26.34 $ 54,790
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.53 $ 25.99 $ 54,060


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022