Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

17-3025 Environmental Engineering 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 pollution, including waste treatment and site remediation. May assist in the development of environmental pollution remediation devices under direction of engineer.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,630 3.8 % $19.01 $39,530 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.17 $13.90 $17.88 $23.09 $29.06
Annual Wage (2) $23,220 $28,910 $37,190 $48,030 $60,440

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Architectural and engineering services 6,210 $17.46 $36,320 1 30
Management and technical consulting services 1,860 $16.85 $35,050 2 31
Local government (OES designation) 1,780 $20.01 $41,610 3 21
Scientific research and development services 900 $21.71 $45,160 4 15
Remediation and other waste services 800 $16.19 $33,660 5 35

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Resin, rubber, and artificial fibers mfg. 100 $29.29 $60,930 17 1
Power generation and supply 480 $28.26 $58,770 7 2
Oil and gas extraction 70 $27.96 $58,160 24 3
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 80 $25.47 $52,970 22 4
Coal mining (6) $25.09 $52,190 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Montana 180 $16.38 $34,070 0.046% 240
New Mexico 270 $14.66 $30,490 0.037% 322
West Virginia 230 $20.08 $41,760 0.034% 167
Louisiana 490 $19.28 $40,110 0.027% 216
Wyoming 60 $17.54 $36,490 0.025% 193

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Michigan 700 $22.97 $47,780 0.016% 220
Nevada 150 $22.97 $47,770 0.014% 171
Washington 210 $22.80 $47,430 0.008% 248
Idaho (6) $22.21 $46,190 (6) 118
Oregon 170 $21.93 $45,620 0.011% 186

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA MSA 100 $26.47 $55,060 0.126%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 150 $20.93 $43,530 0.051%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA MSA 140 $17.74 $36,890 0.050%
Lake Charles, LA MSA 40 $22.99 $47,820 0.049%
Knoxville, TN MSA 150 $17.48 $36,350 0.044%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA MSA 100 $26.47 $55,060 0.126%
New London-Norwich, CT-RI MSA 30 $26.24 $54,590 0.021%
Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI MSA 30 $26.19 $54,470 0.015%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 370 $25.71 $53,470 0.009%
Oakland, CA PMSA 130 $25.14 $52,280 0.013%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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