The median annual wage of environmental engineering technicians was $43,390 in May 2010. 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 $28,000, and the top 10 percent earned more than $72,020.
Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of environmental engineering technicians in May 2010 were the following:
|Local government, excluding education and hospitals||$49,350|
|State government, excluding education and hospitals||46,100|
|Waste management and remediation services||40,120|
|Management, scientific, and technical consulting services||38,600|
Nearly all environmental engineering technicians work full time and typically have regular hours. However, they must sometimes work irregular hours to monitor operations.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition