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Working As An Environmental Technician

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • $49,625

    Average Salary

What Does An Environmental Technician Do

Environmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop.

Duties

Environmental engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Set up, test, operate, and modify equipment used to prevent or clean up environmental pollution
  • Maintain project records and computer program files
  • Conduct pollution surveys, for which they collect and analyze samples such as air and ground water
  • Perform indoor and outdoor work on environmental quality
  • Work to mitigate sources of environmental pollution
  • Review technical documents to ensure their completeness and conformance to requirements
  • Review work plans to schedule activities
  • Arrange for the disposal of lead, asbestos, and other hazardous materials

In laboratories, environmental engineering technicians record observations, test results, and document photographs. To keep laboratories supplied, they also may gather product information, identify vendors and suppliers, and order materials and equipment.

Environmental engineering technicians help environmental engineers develop devices used to clean up environmental pollution. They also inspect facilities for compliance with the regulations that govern substances such as asbestos, lead, and wastewater.

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How To Become An Environmental Technician

Environmental engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree in environmental engineering technology or a related field.

Education

Environmental engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree in environmental engineering technology or a related field. Programs in environmental engineering technology generally include courses in mathematics, chemistry, hazardous waste management, and environmental assessment, among others.  

Programs can be found in vocational-technical schools and community colleges. Community colleges offer programs similar to those in vocational-technical schools but include more theory-based and liberal arts coursework. Some environmental engineering technicians enter the occupation with a bachelor’s degree in a natural science, such as biology or chemistry.

ABET accredits engineering and engineering technology programs at the associate’s level and above.

Prospective engineering technicians should take as many high school science and math courses as possible to prepare for programs in engineering technology after high school.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. When working on teams, environmental engineering technicians must be able to listen well and report back to their group or team leader.

Critical-thinking skills. Environmental engineers rely on environmental engineering technicians to help identify problems and solutions and to implement the engineers’ plans. To do these tasks, technicians must be able to think critically and logically.

Observational skills. Environmental engineering technicians are the eyes and ears of environmental engineers and must assume responsibility for properly evaluating situations onsite. These technicians must be able to recognize problems so that the environmental engineers are informed as quickly as possible.

Reading skills. Environmental engineering technicians must be able to read and understand legal and technical documents in order to ensure that regulatory requirements are being met.

Advancement

Environmental engineering technicians usually begin work as trainees in entry-level positions supervised by an environmental engineer or a more experienced technician. As they gain experience, technicians take on more responsibility and carry out assignments under general supervision. Some eventually enter positions as senior environmental technicians or lead environmental technicians, who function as supervisors when onsite.

Technicians with a bachelor’s degree often are able to advance to become environmental engineers.

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Environmental Technician Career Paths

Environmental Technician
Equipment Operator Service Supervisor Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Manager Controller
Controller/Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Safety Manager
Corporate Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Environmental Specialist Project Manager Operations Director
Director Of Continuous Improvement
14 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Support Specialist Employment Specialist
Director Of Employer Services
8 Yearsyrs
Driver Field Supervisor Field Operation Manager
Director Of Field Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Production Supervisor Supply Chain Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Operations
12 Yearsyrs
Engineering Technician Production Manager Facilities Manager
Director, Facilities & Operations
7 Yearsyrs
Environmental Scientist Project Manager Program Manager
Director, Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operator Engineer Environmental Engineer
Environmental Compliance Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Environmental Scientist Environmental Engineer
Environmental Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Environmental Specialist Environmental Scientist
Environmental Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Instructor Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician Field Engineer
Field Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Manager Senior Buyer
Materials Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Plant Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Environmental Engineer Environmental Specialist Scientist
Senior Scientist, Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Top Careers Before Environmental Technician
Internship 11.9%
Cashier 9.6%
Technician 7.7%
Manager 4.5%
Supervisor 4.0%
Volunteer 3.8%
Server 2.8%
Top Careers After Environmental Technician
Technician 10.9%
Supervisor 5.4%
Cashier 4.4%
Driver 3.9%
Manager 3.7%
Owner 3.2%
Internship 3.1%

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Environmental Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

70.1%

Female

28.0%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

63.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.6%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.5%

French

7.0%

German

4.4%

Portuguese

2.6%

Japanese

2.6%

Hindi

2.6%

Greek

1.8%

Dakota

1.8%

Swedish

0.9%

Danish

0.9%

Nepali

0.9%

Chinese

0.9%

Hmong

0.9%

Tagalog

0.9%

Mandarin

0.9%

Arabic

0.9%

Esperanto

0.9%

Thai

0.9%

Russian

0.9%
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Environmental Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.1%

West Virginia University

6.7%

Oregon State University

6.4%

Columbia Southern University

5.1%

Pennsylvania State University

4.7%

Community College of the Air Force

4.7%

Texas A&M University

4.7%

University of Maryland - University College

4.7%

Eastern Kentucky University

4.7%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.7%

University of Wyoming

4.4%

Sinclair Community College

4.4%

Kaplan University

4.4%

University of South Florida

4.0%

North Carolina State University

4.0%

Oklahoma State University

4.0%

California University of Pennsylvania

3.7%

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

3.7%

Auburn University

3.4%

Lamar University

3.4%
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Majors

Environmental Science

22.6%

Business

13.0%

Biology

10.4%

Geology

8.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

5.8%

Criminal Justice

4.6%

Public Health

3.6%

Chemistry

3.6%

General Studies

3.5%

Nursing

3.0%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

2.9%

Geography

2.9%

Computer Science

2.5%

Education

2.0%

Liberal Arts

2.0%

Health Care Administration

2.0%

Management

1.9%

Environmental Engineering

1.9%

Civil Engineering

1.7%

Accounting

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.9%

Other

26.8%

Masters

12.0%

Associate

11.4%

Certificate

5.8%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.2%
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Real Environmental Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Environmental Biotechnologist Hilmar Cheese Company Hilmar-Irwin, CA Oct 01, 2010 $170,000 -
$190,000
Product Environmental Management Technical Special Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN Jun 16, 2014 $81,100 -
$97,300
Tech Prof 3-Environmental AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. Seattle, WA Aug 26, 2013 $63,000 -
$73,000
Safety/Environmental Technician Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, LLC Phillips, WI May 01, 2012 $54,200 -
$75,000
Environmental Technician ABMN Batesville Inc. Batesville, IN Jan 08, 2010 $47,840
Environmental Technician ABMN Batesville Inc. Batesville, IN Dec 23, 2008 $47,840
Environmental Technician Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP Fairfax, VA Aug 31, 2014 $46,394
Environmental Technician America Science Team New York Inc. New York, NY Sep 19, 2016 $44,500
Environmental Technician Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP Fairfax, VA Oct 01, 2011 $41,072
Environmental Technician G. C. Environmental, Inc. Bay Shore, NY Oct 01, 2014 $41,018
Environmental Technician Bordentown Hotels, Inc. Bordentown, NJ Sep 02, 2016 $39,978
Environmental Tech/Waste Management Supervisor Days Inn Woodward, OK Sep 29, 2009 $39,240
Environmental Technician-ECO ABMN Batesville, Inc. Batesville, IN Sep 29, 2011 $33,222
Environmental Technician G. C. Environmental, Inc. Bay Shore, NY Oct 01, 2011 $33,079

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Top Skills for An Environmental Technician

  1. Environmental Compliance
  2. Water Samples
  3. Lab Analysis
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  • Managed, supervised and performed environmental compliance sampling, waste characterization sampling and federal land management activities.
  • Collected soil and water samples to monitor natural attenuation characteristics of petroleum and solvent contaminated media.
  • Gauge, purge, and sample groundwater monitoring wells for lab analysis of water quality.
  • Implemented on-site safety procedures according to individual company specifications.
  • Conducted a variety of tests for qualitative and quantitative determinations of various elements found in hazardous waste.

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Top 10 Best States for Environmental Technicians

  1. Wyoming
  2. Tennessee
  3. Washington
  4. Alaska
  5. Oregon
  6. South Carolina
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Nevada
  9. Maine
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