Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health



Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 10026$27.52/hr$16.77/hr$18.21/hr$24.66/hr$37.04/hr$45.19/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services230$24.81/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration140$25.33/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$28.85/hr7.7%
Southeast Balance of State 20N/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$24.59/hr7.1%
Rochester MN MSA 30$21.59/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$28.88/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$20.65/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$24.45/hr0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$24.05/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$23.95/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100$24.66/hr6.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 240$25.30/hr22.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 250$25.57/hrN/A
Minnesota 420$25.55/hr17.3%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Environmental Engineering Technicians 730N/A16.1%
Conservation Scientists 390$32.93/hr6.0%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 230$25.51/hr6.2%


  • Monitor emission control devices to ensure they are operating properly and comply with state and federal regulations.
  • Record test data and prepare reports, summaries, or charts that interpret test results.
  • Maintain files, such as hazardous waste databases, chemical usage data, personnel exposure information, or diagrams showing equipment locations.
  • Discuss test results and analyses with customers.
  • Discuss test results and analyses with customers.
  • Investigate hazardous conditions or spills or outbreaks of disease or food poisoning, collecting samples for analysis.
  • Set up equipment or stations to monitor and collect pollutants from sites, such as smoke stacks, manufacturing plants, or mechanical equipment.
  • Develop or implement programs for monitoring of environmental pollution or radiation.
  • Maintain files, such as hazardous waste databases, chemical usage data, personnel exposure information, or diagrams showing equipment locations.
  • Collect samples of gases, soils, water, industrial wastewater, or asbestos products to conduct tests on pollutant levels or identify sources of pollution.