Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
17,480 4.4 % $19.48 $40,510 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.40 $14.23 $18.35 $23.79 $30.03
Annual Wage (2) $23,700 $29,590 $38,180 $49,490 $62,460

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural and engineering services 6,540 $18.09 $37,630
Local government (OES designation) 1,700 $20.35 $42,340
Management and technical consulting services 1,670 $17.28 $35,950
Scientific research and development services 970 $22.42 $46,630
Remediation and other waste services 850 $17.41 $36,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Oil and gas extraction 50 $28.90 $60,120
Power generation and supply 340 $28.88 $60,080
Resin, rubber, and artificial fibers mfg. 90 $27.32 $56,830
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 140 $26.14 $54,370
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 70 $25.03 $52,050

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
Alaska 170 $21.79 $45,330 0.058%
New Mexico 340 $16.48 $34,270 0.046%
West Virginia 230 $19.86 $41,310 0.034%
Idaho 190 $22.88 $47,590 0.034%
Louisiana 550 $18.45 $38,370 0.030%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Michigan 970 $23.67 $49,220 0.023%
Washington 230 $23.22 $48,290 0.009%
Idaho 190 $22.88 $47,590 0.034%
Nevada 160 $22.51 $46,830 0.015%
Maryland 200 $22.24 $46,260 0.008%

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 $26.70 $55,540 0.125%
Gainesville, FL MSA 70 $18.04 $37,510 0.058%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA MSA 140 $18.33 $38,130 0.050%
Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, WI MSA 80 $18.28 $38,030 0.041%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 770 $18.81 $39,120 0.033%

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 $26.70 $55,540 0.125%
Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI MSA 40 $25.99 $54,060 0.020%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 410 $25.71 $53,480 0.010%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 310 $25.50 $53,030 0.026%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 80 $24.98 $51,960 0.008%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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