|Quick Facts: Environmental Engineering Technicians|
$43,390 per year
$20.86 per hour
|24% (Faster than average)|
Environmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop. They test, operate, and, if necessary, modify equipment for preventing or cleaning up environmental pollution. They may collect samples for testing, or they may work to mitigate sources of environmental pollution.
Nearly all environmental engineering technicians work full time. They typically work indoors, usually in laboratories, and often have regular working hours. However, they must sometimes work irregular hours to monitor operations.
Although environmental engineering technicians do not necessarily need an associate’s degree, employers prefer candidates who have one.
The median annual wage of environmental engineering technicians was $43,390 in May 2010.
Employment of environmental engineering technicians is expected to grow 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment in this occupation is typically tied to projects created by environmental engineers. State and local governments are expected to focus efforts and resources on efficient water use and wastewater treatment, which will support the demand for environmental engineering technicians.
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