Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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 problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 3013$22.23/hr$19.74/hr$20.65/hr$21.96/hr$23.46/hr$24.15/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$24.20/hr
Professional and Business Services150$25.30/hr
Public AdministrationN/A$22.32/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/A22.9%
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$22.89/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$28.31/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$23.03/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$21.96/hr12.0%
Northwest Balance of State 30$21.83/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 220$25.09/hr14.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 220$25.09/hrN/A
Minnesota 350$23.80/hr16.1%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,330$29.78/hr5.7%
Chemists 1,910$41.29/hr7.9%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 630$24.67/hr7.8%


  • Perform environmental quality work in field or office settings.
  • Maintain project logbook records or computer program files.
  • Review work plans to schedule activities.
  • Maintain process parameters and evaluate process anomalies.
  • Review work plans to schedule activities.
  • Prepare and package environmental samples for shipping or testing.
  • Decontaminate or test field equipment used to clean or test pollutants from soil, air, or water.
  • Receive, set up, test, or decontaminate equipment.
  • Collect and analyze pollution samples, such as air or ground water.
  • Produce environmental assessment reports, tabulating data and preparing charts, graphs, or sketches.