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Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $44,037
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $28.64
    Median: $36.85
    Experienced: $45.74
  • Growth (2014-2019)13%
  • Openings (2014-2019)61
  • Current Employment 1,628
  • Projected Employment 1,698
  • Typical Entry-level Education Associate degree

Environmental Science & Production Technicians, Including Health

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Repair
  • Site Assessments
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Record Keeping
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Leadership
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Research

occupational tasks

  • Collect samples of gases, soils, water, industrial wastewater or asbestos products to conduct tests on pollutant levels or identify sources of pollution
  • Record test data and prepare reports, summaries or charts that interpret test results
  • Develop or implement programs for monitoring of environmental pollution or radiation
  • Discuss test results and analyses with customers
  • Set up equipment or stations to monitor and collect pollutants from sites, such as smoke stacks, manufacturing plants or mechanical equipment

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)