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 601$35.12/hr$29.59/hr$32.96/hr$37.49/hr$40.49/hr$40.50/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing30$25.99/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$24.86/hr
Professional and Business Services120$22.90/hr
Public Administration490$37.49/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/A$38.93/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$23.02/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$37.49/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$37.49/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$37.49/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$37.49/hr12.0%
Central Minnesota 70$22.93/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 420$36.43/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 420$36.14/hr14.9%
Minnesota 730N/A16.1%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 420$25.55/hr17.3%
Geological and Petroleum Technicians N/A$26.69/hr4.0%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,450$27.77/hr1.2%


  • 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.