Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
20,630 3.5 % $21.99 $45,730 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.06 $16.10 $20.36 $26.23 $34.06
Annual Wage (2) $27,160 $33,490 $42,350 $54,560 $70,840


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,830 $20.92 $43,520
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,470 $19.97 $41,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,280 $24.63 $51,220
State Government (OES Designation) 1,140 $23.90 $49,710
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 1,130 $18.74 $38,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 210 $31.02 $64,530
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 110 $30.61 $63,670
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 $29.65 $61,670
Natural Gas Distribution 60 $29.33 $61,010
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 160 $28.75 $59,810


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
West Virginia 290 $18.77 $39,030 0.415
Vermont 110 $18.81 $39,120 0.364
Maine 210 $19.53 $40,620 0.364
South Carolina 650 $26.84 $55,840 0.363
Oklahoma 490 $17.79 $37,000 0.320

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nevada 160 $29.40 $61,140 0.133
Alaska 60 $28.25 $58,760 0.210
South Carolina 650 $26.84 $55,840 0.363
California 2,550 $26.58 $55,290 0.175
Washington 300 $26.54 $55,210 0.107


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Huntsville, AL 190 $18.61 $38,710 0.906
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 160 $20.17 $41,950 0.801
Charleston, WV 110 $18.15 $37,760 0.750
Gainesville, FL 80 $15.72 $32,690 0.669
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 $22.81 $47,440 0.555

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 210 $29.90 $62,200 0.232
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 130 $29.83 $62,040 0.156
Anchorage, AK 40 $29.78 $61,950 0.237
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 350 $29.11 $60,550 0.272
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 $29.07 $60,460 0.124


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010