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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 20025$33.50/hr$24.05/hr$30.55/hr$34.55/hr$39.16/hr$39.18/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services220$31.04/hr
Public Administration40$32.61/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$31.06/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$33.03/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 10$31.06/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10$24.92/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 20$30.08/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$24.53/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$35.23/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$24.53/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 200$34.55/hr2.1%
Minnesota 270$31.05/hr3.9%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 540$23.90/hr5.6%
Geological Technicians, Except Hydrologic Technicians 50$26.38/hrN/A
Chemists 1,490$40.43/hr6.6%


  • Perform environmental quality work in field or office settings.
  • Maintain project logbook records or computer program files.
  • Improve chemical processes to reduce toxic emissions.
  • 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.
  • Oversee support staff.
  • Decontaminate or test field equipment used to clean or test pollutants from soil, air, or water.
  • Receive, set up, test, or decontaminate equipment.